Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wondrous Words Wednesday

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 I learned while reading Peace Like a River by Leif Enger:

Cantle:   the hind part of a saddle, usually curved upward.

Here is how cantle was used on page 39:
It was flawed only in the cantle, where the leather had split, and pulled apart.

Bellicose:  inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious.

Here is how bellicose was used on page 42:
Also in spring and fall were crows by the dozens, shiny-eyed bellicose buggers swaying in the high branches, cawing and losing their balance and flapping languidly.

So those are my new words for the week.  I have to admit that I am getting sick of the bellicose election advertisements and can't wait for Tuesday to put and end to it!


bermudaonion said...

I know I've heard bellicose before but I'm sure I couldn't have defined it. I'm going to try to remember it by thinking that Bellatrix Lestrange was bellicose. Cantle is new to me but I doubt I'll have a chance to use it.

Book of Secrets said...

I love the word "bellicose." I remember it was used in the movie So I Married an Axe Murderer. Charlie described his wife as a "beautiful, bemuse-ed, bellicose butcher." :)