April 15, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday {4-15-09 }

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading. Feel free to join in the fun.

My words for this week come from pages 31 and 50 of Behold, Here's Poison by Georgette Heyer.

1) gaff- "''Particularly if it comes out that uncle, in his well-known playful way, threatened to blow the gaff if Fielding didn't lay-off you.'"

verb (used with object) -- British Slang to cheat; fleece.

2) fatuous- "'Your cousins have been trying to silence me for years, but you have done it with one utterly fatuous remark.'"

adjective -- foolish or inane, esp. in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly.

Wondrous Words Wednesday is hosted by Bermudaonion. Here is the link to today's post. "What new words have you discovered lately?"

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1 comment:

  1. How fun! I will have to remember this when I am reading!


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