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!
Here are a couple of new words that I learned while reading The Kingmaking by Helen Hollick:
Whelp: (wělp) An impudent young fellow.
Here is how whelp was used on page 15:
With immense difficulty, she repressed the childish urge to stick her tongue out at the mongrel whelp.
Trireme: (trahy-reem) a galley with three rows or tiers of oars on each side, one above another, used chiefly as a warship.
Here is how trireme was used on page 43:
Branwen hauled her upright and ploughed forward, a trireme under full oar.
Amphorae:/ˈæmfərə/ Show Spelled Pronunciation (am-fuh-ree) A two-handled jar with a narrow neck used by the ancient Greeks and Romans to carry wine or oil.
Here is how amphorae was used on page 68:
The place was empty save for a tumbled heap of wooden crates, several piles of discarded sacking, a few cracked amphorae and what looked like a battered saddle.
So did you find any new words this week?