Another Blogtober post and another list. How many of the words that learnt from books lately do you know? Leave a score in the comments section!
- Macabre – Causing a fear of death. Fairly sure I’ve used this in reviews a couple of times.
- Cur – An aggressive dog
- Echelon – a rank in an organisation
- Virulent – A really harmful disease
- Taran – A Gaelic name
- Rigidly – A strict or exact way
- Triolet – An eight line poem, I also think it means scooter in French
- Fuselage – Main body of an aircraft
- Squally – weather containing a lot of violent gusts of winds, called squalls
- Contemptuous – Showing scorn
- Insatiable – Impossible to satisfy
- Chagrin – Distress at being humiliated
- Siccing – Apparently it’s the past tense of being sick 🤷
- Transom – A flat surface that’s part of a boat. I thought it was when you commit treason by ransoming something but alas.
- Pliant – Easily bent
- Proctor – A disciplinary person at US universities.
- Balsam – An aromatic residue, often from trees
- Capricious – Sudden unaccountable mood swings
- Imbue – Inspire
- Deigned – Doing something you consider beneath you
- Ermine – a stout, which is meerkat type animal, with a white winter coat (of the natural kind)
- Sconces – a candle holder attached to a wall with a bracket
- Cadence – an inflection of the voice. I think we’ve had this one before on these lists 🤔
- Sibilant – A hissing noise
- Preened – Birds cleaning their feathers. What a really specific word.
- Cloying – Disgust someone by being too kind and sweet
- Rictus – A fixed grimace
- Acquiescence – Accept something without protest. Those of you who’ve seen Pirates of the Caribbean will recognise this one.
- Eschewed – Deliberately avoid
- Basilica – A large hall. And here I was thinking it was the thing in the Chambers of Secrets.
7 thoughts on “30 More Words I Learnt from Books”
Great list, and it’s such a good idea to make notes about new words. I think I’ve never heard of preened, sconces, and tremson before 😊🤔
Ah cool glad you found some new words 😁 thanks!
This is such a great idea! Imagine me as French reader how many words I learn thanks to books I read in English!
Thanks! Ah I’m trying to learn French by reading a French Harry Potter!
This is an amazing idea! I must start keeping track of the words I look up while reading 😀
Haha it’s really fun! I don’t know how many sink in though 🤔
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