Bermudaonion asks you to share new words that you have learned during your reading adventures in the last week. Feel free to join in the fun!
I found a couple of new words while reading The Keeper of Light and Dust by Natasha Mostert:
Avaricious: (av-uh-rish-uhs) Immoderately desirous of wealth or gain; greedy.
Avaricious was used in the following sentence on page 133:
Hiro, with his avaricious heart and sleight of hand, carried with him a swarm of dragonflies hidden inside his cloak.
Seppuku: (se-poo-koo) ceremonial suicide by ripping open the abdomen with a dagger or knife: formerly practiced in Japan by members of the warrior class when disgraced or sentenced to death.
Seppuku was used in the following sentence on page 147:
Chilli once told her that hara-kiri literally meant "to cleave the stomach"-to obliterate chi-which was why samarai who committed seppuku had disemboweled themselves by plunging their swords into this zone.
How enlightening is that? So what new words have you learned this week?