… Is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we have encountered in our reading.It is hosted by Kathy, over at ‘BermudaOnion’s Weblog’.You can either stop by and leave a link to your own ‘mystery’ words of the week, or just browse the eclectic mix of words that others have discovered, there is always a great selection.
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What new words have you discovered this time? … I can’t wait to stop by and check them out!
I recently finished reading ‘The Diabolist’ by Layton Green and the book offered up so many excellent new to me words for sharing, that I have found myself with a post this time, made up exclusively of these excellent examples, although this selection only scratches the surface of material I could have quoted… my review will be posted very soon!
A sigil-inscribed door loomed opposite where Grey was standing, and the rounded ceiling, painted to resemble a star-filled galaxy, lent an illusion of depth.
An inscribed or painted symbol considered to have magical power.
A sign or symbol
An hour remained before Viktor’s 7pm meeting with Gareth Witherspoon, chief thaumaturge of the York circle.
A worker of wonders and performer of miracles; a magician.
DICHOTOMIES and SISYPHEAN
Grey was also well aware of his isolating dichotomies: A born fighter who abhored violence, a wanderer who yearned for a place to call home, someone trying to accomplish the sisyphean task of creating a future while still erasing the past.