Here are a couple of new words that I have learned this week from reading Two Brothers-One North, One South by David H. Jones:
Reconnoiter: [ree-kuh-noi-ter] to inspect, observe, or survey (the enemy, the enemy's strength or position, a region, etc.) in order to gain information for military purposes.
Here is how Reconnoiter was used on page 59:
"You will reconnoiter the streets between the two aforementioned railroad stations to gain a sense of the public attitude."
Perfidious: [per-fid-ee-uhs] deliberately faithless; treacherous; deceitful.
Here is how perfidious was used on page 68:
"Did William participate in this perfidious conduct?" Melville asked, his tone distasteful.
Acquiescence: [ak-wee-es-uhns] Passive assent or agreement without protest.
Here is how acquiescence was used on page 70:
"I must say, Sarah, that your position on this matter has greatly softened, but your friendship with Southerners cannot allow acquiescence to what is simply wrong."
So what new words have you learned this week?