Halloween Edition! All these creepy words come from 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King. Man, does that guy have a vocabulary, LET ME TELL YOU.
Wondrous Words Wednesday is hosted by Bermudaonion each week. It's an opportunity to share new words you've encountered in your reading, or highlight words that you particularly enjoy.
Here are three of my favorites new-to-me words from 'Salem's Lot. All definitions from Dictionary.com.
1. viscid. "The shadows of coming night had already pooled into it, like something viscid and alive."
having a glutinous consistency; sticky; adhesive; viscous.
2. cerements. "He wanted to see EVIL with its cerements of deception cast aside, with every feature of its visage clear."
1. a cerecloth used for wrapping the dead.
2. any graveclothes.
3. malefic. "A great hush had fallen over the woods; but it was a malefic hush."
productive of evil; malign; doing harm; baneful.
What are your new words this week?