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 new words that I learned while I was reading The Sari Shop Widow by Shobhan Bantwal:
Septuagenarian: /ˌsɛptʃuədʒəˈnɛəriən, -tu-, -tyu-/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [sep-choo-uh-juh-nair-ee-uhn] of the age of 70 years or between 70 and 80 years old.
Here is how septuagenarian was used on page 174:
"A safe gun-toting septuagenarian Indian is an oxymoron."
Ayurvedic: the ancient Hindu art of medicine and of prolonging life.
Here is how ayurvedic was used on page 258:
"I tried everything, including ayurvedic and homeopathic medicines," he continued.
So did you learn any new words this week?