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 words I learned while reading A Thousand Pardons by Jonathon Dee:
Acumen: The ability to make good judgements and quick decisions.
Here is how acumen was used at Kindle location 1599 of 3878:
It was part of her lack of business acumen that she wouldn't have considered it worth a cent to anybody but her.
Dogmatist: a person who asserts his or her opinions in an unduly positive or arrogant manner.
Here is how dogmatist was used at Kindle location 2029 of 3878:
Poor Ashok, on a cold streak as it was, had been battling all week with a roomful of unsmiling dogmatists who handled in-house PR for Pepsi.
to denounce or berate severely; flay verbally.
Here is how excoriate was used at Kindle locatio 2127 of 3878:
But Helen was the parent who stayed, the one who was always right there, so naturally she was the one who got excoriated.
***Please note that this is from an Advanced Reading Copy so the final printing may change.
I have to tell you this is a great book so far!