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 new words that I learned while reading The Passage by Justin Cronin:
Tumescent: swelling; slightly tumid.
Here is how tumescent was used on page 65:
The air of the room was as tumescent as a greenhouse; everyone was dancing and shuffling and clapping along, a crowd of people of all ages and colors.
Coterie: a group of people who associate closely.
Here is how coterie was used on page 173:
They'd been separated the minute they landed, Amy hustled away by Richards and a group of armed soldiers, Wolgast and Doyle with a coterie of their own-but then they'd been split up, too.
Oscilloscope: a device that uses a cathode-ray tube or similar instrument to depict on a screen periodic changes in an electric quantity, as voltage or current.
Here is how oscilloscope was used on page 313:
In the shed, piled among the old CRT's and CPU's and plasmas and bins of cell phones and Blu-rays, was an old stereo receiver-just AM and FM bands, but he could open that up-and an oscilloscope.
Well those are the new words that I learned last week..did you come across any new words?