Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where a group shares new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading. Feel free to join by posting your new words, then leaving a comment for Kathy with your link at Bermuda Onion.
The object is to increase our vocabulary while having a bit of fun.
Here are some new words that I’ve discovered this past week from Let Darkness Come by Angela Hunt:
1. moue - a little grimace; pout.
She makes a moue. "What if I don't want to deal with no overblown catfight?"(34).
2. chuffs - the sound of noisy exhaust or exhalations
Erin chuffs softly. "She was a drunk. We lived on food stamps and welfare, which probably explains why I was attracted to Jeffrey" (90).
3. skirling - to scream, shriek;
Pronunciation: \ˈskər(-ə)l, ˈskir(-ə)l\
The skirling wind skitters past Briley, tossing hair into her face and whippin her skirt around her legs (287).