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!
This week my words are from The Good Daughters by Joyce Maynard:
Dervish: a member of any of various Muslim orders of ascetics, some of which ( whirling dervishes ) are noted for a frenzied, ecstatic, whirling dance.
Here is how dervish was used on page 139:
If he was happy, he might break into wild, crazy dervish dancing.
Metronome: a mechanical or electrical instrument that makes repeated clicking sounds at an adjustable pace, used for marking rhythm, especially in practicing music.
Here is how metronome was used on page 164:
He was as steady as a metronome.
So those were the new words that crossed my path. Did anything new turn up in your reading adventures?