Scott Marlowe, fantasy author

Scott Marlowe

Author of the Alchemancer and Assassin Without a Name fantasy series

Interesting Words: Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb

One of the things I often do as I'm reading a novel or short story is keep track of words whose definitions I do not know or that I find interesting. Either way, these interesting words are ones I feel might be of use in my own writing. That, and it's good to expand one's vocabulary every once in a while.

This latest round of interesting words comes from Robin Hobb's Dragon Haven.

alacrity: Cheerful willingness; eagerness.

ameliorate: To make or become better; improve

bawd: A woman who keeps a brothel; a madam.

indolent: Disinclined to exert oneself; habitually lazy.

lunker: Something, especially a game fish, that is large for its kind.

sagacious: Having or showing keen discernment, sound judgment, and farsightedness.

treacle: Cloying speech or sentiment.



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