Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wondrous Words Wednesday-Dec. 22

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 some new words that I've learned while reading an ARC of The Swimming Pool by Holly LeCraw:

Muntin:  a bar for holding the edges of window panes within a sash.

Here is how muntin was used on page 47:
He had not pulled down the shade of the window next to the bed, and moonlight was pouring through, so bright that the shadow of the crossed muntins fell on his chest.

Cuckold:  the husband of an unfaithful wife.

Here is how cuckold was used on page 75:
He tried to look Marcella's former husband and cuckold in the face without flinching.

Tacit:  understood without being openly expressed; implied.

Here is how tacit was used on page 142:
She suspected Jed had made a tacit pact with himself not to leave a trace.

So how about you?  Have you learned any new words in your reading adventures lately?


bermudaonion said...

I knew cuckold, but muntin is new to me! I never knew what to call those things! Thanks for participating!

Anonymous said...

bur·qa or bur·ka (bo͝orˈkə)
A loose, usually black or light blue robe that is worn by Muslim women, especially in Afghanistan, and that covers the body from head to toe.

From the book Lipstick in Afghanistan (page 1) by Roberta Gately.

Blodeuedd said...

Knew cuckold, but the rest, nope

Esme said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

xoxoxoxo Penelope and Magellan.