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 I learned while reading the Kindle edition of House Rules by Jodi Picoult:
Bifurcation: A division into two branches; a forking.
Here is how bifurcation was used at location 1855 of 9574:
A bifurcation, then two ridges, then another bifurcation downward.
Dirge: a funeral song or tune, or one expressing mourning in commemoration of the dead.
Here is how dirge was used at location 2615 of 9574:
Maybe this is why funeral dirges are always in a minor key; being on the other side of dead isn't that different from having Asperger's.
Periorbital: of, relating to, occurring in, or being the tissues surrounding or lining the orbit of the eye.
Here is how periorbital was used at location 3018 of 9574:
"In addition to the scapes on her back and contusions on the throat and upper arms, there are some more in the periorbital region-"
This was a great book and I can't wait to discuss it with my book club tonight! Did you learn any new words lately?