I’ve read a bit lately, and I’ve come across some rather strange (to me anyway) words. Among them are the following:
adj.: tattered or dilapidated.
n.: a person in tattered clothing.
~ Longbourne by Jo Baker
lumme, exclam.: an expression of surprise or interest.
~ Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries) by Jacqueline Winspear
fungo, n. (also fungo fly): a flyball hit for practice. (also fungo bat or stick) a long lightweight bat for hitting practice balls to fielders.
~ Saving Babe Ruth by Tom Swyers
schadenfreude, n.: pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune.
~ The Lake House by Kate Morton
What new words or phrases have you read this past week? It always amazes me how many new words there still are to learn. Share with us, won’t you?