Scott Marlowe, fantasy author

Scott Marlowe

Author of the Alchemancer and Assassin Without a Name fantasy series

Interesting Words: Through Wolf's Eyes by Jane Lindskold

View this book on 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.

These interesting words were found in Jane Lindskold's Through Wolf's Eyes.

apothecary: a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs

attar: essential oil or perfume obtained from flowers

cabochon: a highly polished convex-cut but unfaceted gem

carter: someone whose work is driving carts

citrine: semiprecious yellow quartz resembling topaz

ersatz: an artificial or inferior substitute or imitation

garnet: any of a group of hard glassy minerals (silicates of various metals) used as gemstones and as an abrasive

inveigle: influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

investiture: the ceremonial act of clothing someone in the insignia of an office; the formal promotion of a person to an office or rank

plutocracy: a political system governed by the wealthy people

sorrel: a horse of a brownish orange to light brown color

sycophant: a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage

tricorn: cocked hat with the brim turned up to form three points

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