Friday, December 18, 2009

Sozzled by sanguineous suppurations


The following are words from a book I read recently. I'd never come across these words and jotted them down. Any guess as to which book these words populate? It's a book I've referred to a couple of times.


effulgence
minatory
flocculent

effluvium
feint
lassitude
stentorously
miasma
vituporetions
derisory
effluvia
purloined
etiolated
velutinous
quotidian
perspicacity
succubus
gambolling
somnambulist
eructations
prelapsorian
civet
craquelured
sanguineous
assegais
sozzled
fatuous
congeries
crepitant
ignominious


*by this time I am wondering if the author is just making words up"


plangent
torsion
truculent
suppurations
perfidy
catafalque
littoral
anabasis
crapulent

*this last one has
got to be a made up word!*

How many of these words do you know? And how many do you plan to use three times in a sentence today?

9 comments:

Solvang Sherrie said...

Crapulent? I'm adding that to my vocabulary!

MG Higgins said...

Ooh, I know truculent!

Is the author Noah Webster?

Bish Denham said...

I know 14. Looked up crapulent because that is a great word! I will be using it as often as I can!

Yat-Yee said...

Bish: I bow in reverence!

Yat-Yee said...

No, Not Webster. :)

tanita davis said...

This is a YA novel?

I always feel ...uneasy about my vocabulary in novels. I feel like all of my characters have to be AP or GATE students, otherwise there's no way they'd say half of what I want them to say...

...but I wasn't an AP or GATE student (I dropped all my honors classes because they were, and I quote myself, "boring.") so maybe there's something to be said for that type of vocabulary.

Are you reading Fire by Kristin Cashore? I doubt it has civet cats, though... Um... how about ...Sacred Scars? I have no idea, but I hope whatever you're reading is on my TBR list!!

Yat-Yee said...

No, not YA! I can't imagine these words appearing in YA novels. It's a grown-up book. One clue: it's from across the pond (from here in the US, that is.) Another clue: not a block buster. Third clue: won a major award.

Coco said...

I use six of the words and have heard a few of the ones I don't know before. Thank you Dictionary.com Word of the Day!

Yat-Yee said...

Coco: Nice. You mother must be very proud of you. In fact, I know she is. :)