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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Expand Your Vocabulary

I think it's safe for me to say that those of us who read, historical fiction especially, come across words we don't know very often. That is just one of those hazards of reading these sorts of books ;). I regularly keep track of words that I don't know as I read and I thought it would be a good idea to post them here after I finish a book. That way I can help expand your vocabularies too! Otherwise, it's just a way for me to keep track for myself. Feel free to comment with your own words as well if you like.

Ok, so I just finished Eve by Elissa Elliott. I only came across 3 words that I didn't know this time, but they were used over and over and over. So here they are.
  • Cistern - a reservoir, tank, or container for storing or holding water or other liquid (n).
  • Flummoxed - to bewilder; confound; confuse (v).
  • Fecundity - The quality or power of producing abundantly; fruitfulness or fertility (n).
Hope everyone is having a good week so far. The weekend is within our sights!

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1 comment:

  1. Ooh, what a clever idea because I wasn't sure what 'cistern' or 'fecundity' was either. I might do this on my blog too :-D


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