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!
I found a new word this week as I was reading The View from Mount Joy by Lorna Landvik.
Mafioso: [mah-fee-oh-soh] a member of a Mafia or of a mafia.
This made sense to me when I read the definition with the pronunciation, but when I first read it in the text I had no idea what it meant. Here is how I found the word in the book on page 74:
"Not the kind you drink. Juice juice. Connections. The power of persuasion. You know--muscle."
"What are you, a mafioso?"
Did you find any new words this week?