Hey Wordsmiths, Friends and Followers.
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If you're like me, you love words, unusual words, funny-sounding words and words you've never read or even heard of before.
This week, I chose seven words that are very unusual. I didn't know what any meant when I came across them. Below, I've listed these words. (Definitions are below at the end of this post). Try to guess what they mean or how you could use them in a sentence . . . if you're lucky enough to know their meanings.
Good luck and no cheating (lol).
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Keta's Latest Thriller:
Do you love thrillers, mysteries and Happily-Ever-Afters?
If so, you'll love Season, Unforgettable. Yes, it's an unusual title, and it isn't about 'seasons' of the year. Our heroine of the story happens to be named Season.
Here's the blurb:
Finalist Independent Author Network Book Award
Would you forsake your mother to save the woman you loved?
Season Scrimshaw isn't selling the land her parents left her when they died, not even to the gorgeous Rann Brogan who saved her life in the forest. Especially not after she finds out he was in the woods surveying her property.
Rann's mother, Charlotte, owns a large land development company. She wants Season’s property to put up a strip of luxurious, lakefront condos and Charlotte always gets what she wants. She sends Rann on a mission to seal the deal. To say Rann and his mother have had a normal mother/son relationship would be a stretch…a big stretch, but he’s always done her bidding.
This time it’s different. Rann hasn’t been able to get the beautiful Season out of his mind. While on his mission to secure the property, he realizes how much Season loves the land, and…he realizes somewhere along the line, Season has stolen his heart.
He discovers his mother will go to any length to get what she wants…including murder. Lives spiral out of control, secrets and lies take center stage. Rann is forced to choose between his mother and the woman he loves.
And he’s forced to become as dangerous and as lethal as Charlotte.
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Answers to Unusual Words
absquatulate - to leave somewhere abruptly
bobsy-die - a great deal of fuss or trouble
decubitus - Medicine the posture of someone who is lying down or lying in bed
emacity - fondness for buying things
kenspeckle - Scottish conspicuous or easily recognizable
mollitious - luxurious or sensuous
pilgarlic - a bald-headed man, or a person regarded with mild contempt
How many did you guess correctly or come close to? Congratulations if you knew some. Now, don't you feel smarter or at least more well-read?
See you next month for This Week's Word. Hope you enjoyed the post.