Saturday, October 23, 2010

Word of the Week!

This week’s only word comes from a dark graphic novel.

From Stephen King’s (et al.) The Dark Tower: Treachery

Perfidy: An act of deceit; violating faith, trust, promises, vows etc. It is very fitting when a young Roland Deschain uses this word to describe his mother. Perfidy can be equated to treason or treachery.

It’s interesting that they’ve used a synonym for treachery in the novel, a word very fitting with the atmosphere of the story.  Would I ever use this word?  First I’d have to learn how to pronounce it without it sounded a little silly.

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