Sunday, March 29, 2009

Wordy Wednesday

Every Wednesday we will be posting a list of words from Jean Plaidy’s writing. This started a few years ago when I noticed that Plaidy uses many uncommon words and started writing them down.

Here is our first list:

melodious (adj) Containing or pertaining to a pleasing succession of sounds; tuneful; agreeable to hear.

irascible (adj) Prone to outbursts of temper; easily angered.

salubrious (adj) Conducive or favorable to health or well-being; wholesome; healthful.

peccadilloes (n) A small sin or fault.

bagatelle (n) An unimportant or insignificant thing, a trifle.

beldame (n) An old woman, especially one that is loathsome or ugly.

avaricious (adj) Immoderately fond of accumulating wealth.

insouciance (n) Lack of concern; indifference.

argury (n) The art, ability or practice of arguring; divination.

disconsolate (adj) Beyond consolation; hopelessly sad.

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