Well I have finally finished Two Brothers-One North, One South by David H. Jones, but I did learn a few more new words before I completed it:
Irascible: [ih-ras-uh-buhl] easily provoked to anger; very irritable.
Here is how irascible was used on page 97:
"My friend Private Nicholas Watkins," he said as he clasped Nick's shoulder, "was in a more irascible temper than usual-so he stepped a pace forward from the ranks, dashed his cap violently to the ground, and said 'I resign!'-'Watkins,' said Captain Murray sternly, 'take your place back in the ranks,' which he did."
Preprandial: [pree-pran-dee-uhl] Before a meal, especially dinner.
Here is how preprandial was used on page 229:
He took "morning bitters" with one group, "an eye-opener" with another, a "preprandial aperitif" with a third, and all together they imbibed an "appetizer."
Fusillade: [fyoo-suh-leyd] a simultaneous or continuous discharge of firearms.
Here is how fussilade was used on page 296:
Following instructions perfectly, they were soon delivering fusillades along the interior walls in both directions.
This was such an interesting book that was packed full of historical information about the Civil War. Please stay tuned for my review within the next couple of days.
So what new words did you encounter this week?