The new words that I found were from the ARC of Shanghai Girls by Lisa See.
Cheongsams: [chawng-sahm] a form-fitting, knee-length dress with a mandarin collar and slit skirt, worn chiefly by Oriental women.
Karst: [kahrst] an area of limestone terrane characterized by sinks, ravines, and underground streams.
These words were actually in the same sentence on page 153 from the ARC edition:
Instead of beautiful girls reclining in their budoirs, sending a feeling of ease, relaxation, and eroticism, the artists have chosen to paint uninspired landscapes of the Great Wall, the sacred mountain of Emei, the mystical karsts of Kweilin, or insipid looking women wearing cheongsams made from shiny cloth in geometric patterns and sitting in poses meant to convey the virtues of moral rearmament.
So what new words have you found this last week?