Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Kathy over at bermudaonion where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading. Feel free to join in the fun. All of my words this week come from Odd Hours by Dean Koontz.
"As inch by inch I pulled myself out of the water, the calcareous shells of the crustaceans cracked and splintered, so the air smelled and tasted chalkier than ever."
calcareous--just what it sound like....consisting of, or containing, calcium carbonate or carbonate of lime.
"Hecate's Canyon was a defile, but wider than some, and deep, with a stream at the bottom."
defile--A narrow gorge or pass that restricts lateral movement
What new words have you discovered?
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