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 few words that I learned while reading Brava, Valentine by Adriana Trigiani:
Primogeniture: the state or fact of being the firstborn of children of the same parents.
Here is how primogeniture was used on page 37:
He is also the eldest and only son in our family, which gives him the advantage thanks to the ancient Roman law of primogeniture.
Dyspepsia: deranged or impaired digestion; indigestion.
Here is how dyspepsia was used on page 50:
Only in the land of Valentine Maria Alfreda Noncalli would pent-up sexual energy translate into a case of dyspepsia.
Dramaturg: one who acts as a consultant to a theater company, advising them on possible repertory.
Here is how dramaturg was used on page 122:
He tried to write to me when we were young, but I needed a dramaturg to deconstruct his sentiments.
I am really enjoying this book and you can stop back on December 2nd for my review as part of a blog tour. I may even have a special surprise for you at that time!
So those are the new words that I came across this week. How about you...did you have to pull out your dictionary during your reading adventures?