Welcome back, wordy friends!
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 The Thief of Auschwitz by Jon Clinch. All definitions from Dictionary.com.
1. loden. "The sturdy Prussian marching across the winter fields in her braids and her long loden coat."
1. A thick, heavily fulled, waterproof fabric, used in coats and jackets for cold climates.
2. Also called loden green. the deep olive-green color of this fabric.
2. strop (stropped). "They've been shorn and shaven raw with razors whose edges have seen a hundred times a hundred men since last they were stropped..."
1.noun: Any of several devices for sharpening razors, especially a strip of leather or other flexible material.
2. verb: To sharpen on or as if on a strop.
3. voluptuary. "Schuler, like an old voluptuary who's drained his last bottle, sighs and nods his head."
1.noun: A person whose life is devoted to the pursuit and enjoyment of luxury and sensual pleasure.
2.adjective: Of, pertaining to, or characterized by preoccupation with luxury and sensual pleasure: voluptuary tastes.
What are your new words this week?