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 I learned while reading Peace Like a River by Leif Enger:
Cantle: the hind part of a saddle, usually curved upward.
Here is how cantle was used on page 39:
It was flawed only in the cantle, where the leather had split, and pulled apart.
Bellicose: inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious.
Here is how bellicose was used on page 42:
Also in spring and fall were crows by the dozens, shiny-eyed bellicose buggers swaying in the high branches, cawing and losing their balance and flapping languidly.
So those are my new words for the week. I have to admit that I am getting sick of the bellicose election advertisements and can't wait for Tuesday to put and end to it!