The first three of my words this week, feature in my current read, thriller ‘The Shadow Cartel’ by author Layton Green.
About once a decade, someone with the description of a ‘blue Indian’ has murdered a drug dealer, either with a slingshot, a knife, or an ATLATL
ATLATL – A device for throwing a spear or dart that consists of a rod or board with a projection (as a hook) at the rear end to hold the weapon in place until released.
Jimmy’s voice was an odd combination of a COPACETIC surfer and a smoker’s growl
COPACETIC – Very satisfactory; in excellent order
If so asked, he would have tried to assassinate the President of Mexico rather than face El General’s spokesman again, handing over his own body parts to his superiors like some mindless GOLEM
In Jewish legend a clay figure brought to life by magic.
An automaton or robot
The final place this time, goes to a word which is very relevant right now in our UK political system, as the ‘in’ or ‘out’ of the European referendum, draws ever closer
The term ‘PURDAH’ is in use across central and local government to describe the period of time immediately before elections or referendums when specific restrictions on the activity of civil servants are in place. The terms ‘pre-election period’ and ‘period of sensitivity’ are also used. The purdah period for the EU referendum will begin on 27 May 2016, which is 4 weeks before the poll on 23 June 2016. The purdah period before referendums is regulated by the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000. During the purdah period before the forthcoming EU referendum central and local government are prohibited from publishing material relating to the referendum although some exemptions apply. The purdah period before general elections is not regulated by statute, but governed by conventions based largely on the Civil Service Code
Seclusion of women from public observation among Muslims and some Hindus especially in India
A state of seclusion or concealment
… 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.
Don’t forget that Kathy and the rest of us, all love to read your comments as well, so that we can visit and share your words of the week!