Last week I found myself without a lot of free time. The week before, I actually had no new words. I seem to be making up for it this week.
From Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo:
[Greek] Amphora, (pbk, pg 58) – An amphora is a type of vase with two handles and a long, narrow neck.
Avuncular, (pbk, pg 67) – Pertaining to an uncle. A kind uncle.
From Carol Shield’s short story, Stop! (in the collection Dressing Up For The Carnival:
Anathema, (hc, pg 62) – Originally it meant something lifted up as a gift to the gods. It has come to mean something/someone that has been formally set apart or exiled. It makes sense in the case of the Queen.
Triannulus, (hc, pg 62) – I can’t find it…. In the story, they speak of the third Triannulus of her reign. I think it means the third era or stage of her reign.
From Ahab’s The Republic of Gilead:
Undergird (posted 10-10-10) – To strengthen from beneath. It can be used in engineering terms and in moral terms.
There are a lot of interesting words this week. I liked the stories and posts the words came from. Will I use any of them in the future? I don’t know.