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!
Here are a couple of words that I found while reading The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan:
Elocution: [ěl'ə-kyōō'shən] The art of public speaking in which gesture, vocal production, and delivery are emphasized.
Here is how elocution was used on page 23:
I nod and smile and say, "She'll win the prize for elocution next year" or "She's off to Boston for a holiday," as Mother would expect me to.
Mahjongg: [mah-jawng] a game of Chinese origin usually played by four persons with 144 dominolike pieces or tiles marked in suits, counters, and dice, the object being to build a winning combination of pieces.
Here is how mahjongg was used on page 24:
Her marks were short of excellent, only because she could too often be found in the cozy little clubroom of Gamma Kappa, chattering over a game of mahjongg or sneaking off to short-sheet the bed of an unsuspecting dorm mate.
So did you learn any new words this week?