Last week I finished reading The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais and here are a few new words I learned from that book:
Ptarmigan: any of several grouses of the genus Lagopus, of mountainous and cold northern regions, having feathered feet.
Here is how ptarmigan was used on page 202:
The boy forced open the wooden box with a crowbar, and together we carefully unpacked the braces of ptarmigan wrapped in tissue paper.
Chiaroscuro: a sketch in light and shade.
Here is how chiaroscuro was used on page 204:
And then, when I couldn't stand it anymore, when I gave in to all these unsettling images, when I was empty and couldn't find energy to fight and thought I might faint, they disappeared as quickly as they had come, and what poured into that empty space was a chiaroscuro vision of old Margaridou that Auvergne cook, sitting at a farmhouse window, quietly writing her simple recipes in her journal.
Please stop by tomorrow as I will be posting my review for this tasty book as part of a blog tour, and maybe even a giveaway! Did you learn any new words this last week?