Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wondrous Words Wednesday-March 27

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!

So here are a couple of new words I learned while reading The Queen's Vow by C.W. Gortner:

Augury: an omen, token, or indication.

Here is how augury was used on page 13:
I did not think it a good augury for the afternoon.

Antithetical: directly opposed or contrasted; opposite.

Here is how antithetical was used on page 14:
We were three years apart, and antithetical in temperament.

Porcine: resembling swine; hoggish; piggish.

Here is how porcine was used on page 43:
Giron had stomped up to us by then, overpowering us with the stench of sweat, leering at Beatriz before his porcine eyes fell upon me.

Halberd: a shafted weapon with an axlike cutting blade, beak, and apical spike, used especially in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Here is how halberd was used on page 49:
The retainers opened a path before us, using halberds to disperse anyone who impeded our way. 

These are just a few of the words I learned while reading The Queen's Vow.  As much as I enjoyed this book I have to tell you that you are going to have to wait til July for my review, as that is when I am scheduled to be a part of the blog tour.  It is a great one though!

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

I feel good because I knew porcine. I guessed augury totally wrong. I need to try to use it so I'll remember it.