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 have found a few new words as I have been reading Bedlam South by Mark Grisham and David Donaldson.
Reveille: [rev-uh-lee; Brit. ri-val-ee] a signal, as of a drum or bugle, sounded early in the morning to awaken military personnel and to alert them for assembly.
I've seen it used a few times already in this book, but here is the first sentence that I found with this word from page 16:
A bugle sounded reveille at five o'clock the next morning.
Malinger: [muh-ling-ger] to pretend illness, esp. in order to shirk one's duty, avoid work, etc.
Here is how malinger was used on page 69:
"Our country is at war, sir! We cannot delay our duty while you malinger."
Zouave: [zoo-ahv, zwahv] a member of any body of soldiers adopting a similar dress and drill, esp. a soldier serving in any of certain volunteer regiments in the American Civil War.
I found this word a few times already also. Here is one example from page 73:
This camp housed a battalion of Zouaves, the last remnant of NewOrleans' Louisiana Tiger Battalion.
So what new words did you find this week?