Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wonderous Words Wednesday (12)

Here are my words for this week. Check out Bermuda Onion's site for more Wonderous Words.

I finally finished Diana Gabaldon's Dragonfly in Amber, so these are my final words from that book.

rapacious: (adj.)given to seizing for plunder or the satisfaction of greed.

Jamie had acceded to this request, as he harbored suspicions that Old Simon might well be capable of appropriating the big horse, should Donas come within reach of his rapacious grasp. -- page 777

acumen: (n.) keen insight; shrewdness

The Young Fox might lack his father's years, but he had a good bit of his sire's acumen. -- page 786

Encomium: (n.) a formal expression of high praise.

Captain Randall said you were a most diverting woman. Quite an encomium from the Captain, you know. -- page 826

Baldachins: (n.) A rich fabric of silk and gold brocade.

The canopied bed stood on a small dais, with baldachins of ostrich feathers sprouting from the corners of its damask drapes, and a pair of matching brocaded chairs squatted comfortably before a huge fireplace. -- page 831

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1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

Everyone seems to find lots of words in Diana Gabaldon's books, so I'm rather intimidated to try one! Thanks for participating!