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.
posted by Arleigh