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've found quite a few new words as I've been reading Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran. Here are just a few:
Caryatid: [kar-ee-at-id] a sculptured female figure used as a column.
Here is how caryatid was used on page 42:
Charmion had taught me to pay attention to even the smallest details, and I had captured the sea foam as it broke against the Lighthouse, and the still faces of the marble caryatids that lined the Canopic Way.
Porphyry:[pawr-fuh-ree] a very hard rock, anciently quarried in Egypt, having a dark, purplish-red groundmass containing small crystals of feldspar.
Here is how porphyry was used on page 64:
He indicated a flat-topped hill where buildings of polished marble and porphyry gleamed.
Tesserae: [tes-uh-ree] small squares of stone or glass used in making mosaic patterns.
Here is how tesserae was used on page 175:
It can be trimmed with white tesserae.
This is just a small sample of the new words that I have learned while reading this book. So did you find any new words this last week?