As a follow up to my favorite word post. I decided to post this.
A list of new words I learned from the book I just read. The book was The Condition. It was not a spectacular book. It was a decent summer read. It did have a spectacular vocabulary.
You don't have to make fun of me if these are words I should already know. You don't have to, but if you want to. I can take it.
pulchritude - physical beauty, comliness (noun)
Ex. There was a lack of pulchritude at the pool today. I felt like Mrs. America by comparison.
limbic - pertaining to a border. Marginal (Adjective)
Ex. I rode my bike out to the limbic parts of Katy and even into Brookshire where I was nearly run down by an eighteen wheeler.
lumpen - pertaining to disenfranchised or uprooted individuals. (Adjective)
Ex. My kids have been returning from Grandma's with the attitude of lumpen refugees being delivered from temporary paradise back to a pathetically impoverished home.
vaunted - praised boastfully or excessively (Adjective)
Her highly vaunted blog was read by many thousands.
What interesting words have you come across lately? Or made up?