Wondrous Words Wednesday is a fabulous weekly meme hosted by Bermuda Onion, where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our weekly reading.
My first word is from the excellent Rain May and Captain Daniel that I recently reviewed.
1. Ferengi (Noun)
The Ferengi at the supermarket told her.
The character who writes this sentence is quite obsessed with Star Trek, so I figured it was a Star Trek reference. But it wasn't one that I knew. Off to Google:
The Ferengi are indeed a fictitious extra-terrestrial race.
The rest of my words today come from Michael Scott's The Alchemyst.
Vast and sprawling, built entirely of white travertine marble, and accessible only by a private road, it occupied a sixty-acre estate surrounded by a twelve-foot wall topped by an electric fence.
A white, tan, or cream-colored form of limestone, often having a fibrous or concentric appearance. Travertine is formed through the rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate, especially at the mouth of a hot spring or in limestone caves, where it forms stalactites and stalagmites.
He had mastered necromancy and sorcery, astrology and mathematics, divination and scrying.
Necromancy is a claimed form of magic in which the practitioner seeks to summon the spirit of a
deceased person, either as an apparition or ghost, or to raise them bodily,
for the purpose of divination. (wiki)
Scrying. To see or predict the future by means of a crystal ball. (the free dictionary)
Huge flocks of nathair swooped across the skies and the bushes, and tall grasses were alive with unseen crawling, slithering, scuttling creatures.
A snake, serpent or adder. Scottish gaelic. (Wiktionary). It is also apparently a boys name in Scotland.
6. Sigils (Noun)
Unlike in her previous prison, she couldn't see any magical wards or protective sigils painted on the lintel or the floor.
i) A seal; a signet
ii) A sign or an image considered magical. (the free dictionary)
7. Virescent (adjective)
He snapped his fingers and sent a sheet of virescent fire blazing into the fog.
1. Becoming green.
2. Somewhat green; greenish.
|Virescent green metallic bee|