Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wondrous Word Wednesday


Wondrous Words Wednesday, a weekly meme, is kindly hosted by Bermuda Onion.

Today's words come from The Book of Matthew: A Macabre Novel of Suspense by Thomas White

inveigle: v. to entice, lure, or ensnare by flattery or artful talk or inducements

sanfroid: n. coolness of mind; calmness; composure

cloyed: v. To cause distaste or disgust by supplying with too much of something originally pleasant, especially something rich or sweet; surfeit

viscous: adj. of a glutinous nature or consistency; sticky; thick; adhesive
licentiousness: adj. unrestrained by law or general morality; lawless; immoral

erudition: n. knowledge acquired by study, research, etc.; learning; scholarship

compendium: n. a brief treatment or account of a subject, esp. an extensive subject;

3 comments:

Kelly said...

I got this book through LibraryThing's ER program...I loved it. Within minutes of posting my review on my blog, I had an email from the author. There was a specific part of the book I felt didn't need to be there and I mentioned it in my review. Tom wanted to tell me that it was in the book because his editor insisted he add it. We emailed back and forth a couple of time...very nice guy, and I thought Matthew was the best bad guy since Hannibal Lechter!

carolsnotebook said...

Great list of words, some I knew, some I didn't.

Kristi said...

Good list - knew some of em, but had never heard of sanfroid! Wondering how I can work this into everyday use. . .