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!
So here are a couple of new words I learned while reading The Queen's Vow by C.W. Gortner:
Augury: an omen, token, or indication.
Here is how augury was used on page 13:
I did not think it a good augury for the afternoon.
Antithetical: directly opposed or contrasted; opposite.
Here is how antithetical was used on page 14:
We were three years apart, and antithetical in temperament.
Porcine: resembling swine; hoggish; piggish.
Here is how porcine was used on page 43:
Giron had stomped up to us by then, overpowering us with the stench of sweat, leering at Beatriz before his porcine eyes fell upon me.
Halberd: a shafted weapon with an axlike cutting blade, beak, and apical spike, used especially in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Here is how halberd was used on page 49:
The retainers opened a path before us, using halberds to disperse anyone who impeded our way.
These are just a few of the words I learned while reading The Queen's Vow. As much as I enjoyed this book I have to tell you that you are going to have to wait til July for my review, as that is when I am scheduled to be a part of the blog tour. It is a great one though!