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 some of my recent reads. All definitions from Dictionary.com.
1. pellucid. "The first pellucid rays shone directly through the window, isolating a few golden motes as it fell in a shaft to the white linen sheet that was pulled up to Mike Ryerson's chest." (from 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King)
1. allowing the maximum passage of light, as glass; translucent.
2. clear or limpid: pellucid waters.
3. clear in meaning, expression, or style: a pellucid way of writing.
2. antediluvian. "There was an antediluvian ice-auger, as well." (from Dreamcatcher by Stephen King)
-of or belonging to the period before the Flood. (Gen 7,8)
-very old, old-fashioned, or out-of-date; antiquated; primitive.
-a person who lived before the Flood.
-a very old or old-fashioned person or thing.
3. tensile. "Together, they had formed one of those tensile female bonds that men never understood." (from Bluff by Lenore Skomal)
1. of or pertaining to tension: tensile strain.
2. capable of being stretched or drawn out; ductile.
What are your new words this week?