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!
A few new words were introduced to me as I've been reading The World Without You by Joshua Henkin on my Kindle:
Scatology: the study of or preoccupation with excrement or obscenity.
Here is how scatology was used at location 327 of 4678:
Arthur was always turning scatology into philosophy.
Insouciantly: free from concern, worry, or anxiety; carefree; nonchalant.
Here is how insouciantly was used at location 529 of 4678:
Noelle knows these words, having taken Ms. Picken's vocabulary-building class, the boys in the hallway staring up at her from their Barron's books as she walks insouciantly by.
Trichotillomania: This definition is included in the sentence found at location 626 of 4678:
As a teenager, she developed trichotillomania; she pulled out clumps of her own hair.
Hubris: excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance.
Here is how hubris was used at location 628 of 4678:
Always the baby, as if it were hubris to give him a name.
Obdurate: unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding.
Here is how obdurate was used at location 1413 of 4678:
Lily remains the most obdurate, most bullheaded, most unyielding person he knows.
Well I think that is enough new words to share with you all today. Did you come across anything new in your reading adventures this week?