It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time to learn some new words! Wondrous Words Wednesday, hosted by Kathy at Bermuda Onion, is a meme which encourages us to share words we have learned while reading. The words I share will sometimes be completely new to me, and other times they will be words I am familiar with, and maybe even use correctly, but when I think about how to explain the meaning, I’m lost — I have to look it up. It’s all about expanding my vocabulary!
I’m STILL working on words from The Witch of Lime Street by David Jaher. I’m learning a lot of new vocabulary from this one! Here are some of the ‘new-to-me’ words I came across this week.
mountebank - a person who tricks or cheats other people
seccubus - a demon assuming female form to have sexual intercourse with a men in their sleep
panegyrics - formal or elaborate praise
sepulchral - very sad and serious; very dismal or gloomy
legerdemain - skill in using your hands to perform magic tricks
What new-to-you words have you discovered this week?