Interesting Words

Interesting Words: The Outstretched Shadow

View this book on Amazon.comOne 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.

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Even though I didn't complete The Outstretched Shadow, I still found a few interesting words.

vulpine: resembling or characteristic of a fox

convocation: a group gathered in response to a summons

vintner: someone who makes or sells wine

sennight: the space of seven nights and days; a week

finial: a relatively small, ornamental, terminal feature at the top of a gable, pinnacle, etc.; an ornamental termination to the top of a piece of furniture, or of one part of such a piece

ostentatious: intended to attract notice and impress others

plinth: a square block, especially of stone, on which a column or a statue stands

perfidious: tending to betray; especially having a treacherous character as attributed to the Carthaginians by the Romans

piquant: engagingly stimulating or provocative; having an agreeably pungent taste

slatternly: slovenly, untidy

epistle: a formal or elegant letter

tureen: large deep serving dish with a cover; for serving soups and stews

roached: hair combed up from the forehead or temples in a roll or high curve

double-milled: twice milled or fulled, as cloth, to make it finer

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Comments (1) -

  • Steven Till
    Pretty interesting. I didn't know a lot of those words either. The word "roached" was certainly a new one. I need to start having a dictionary handy as well. Sometimes I do that, but not enough.

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