1 Word from Ever After by Kim Harrison
Either I was too engrossed in the story or the novel’s vocabulary is contained
within mine. I knew this word but the context it which it was used made me wonder, so I looked it up.
(I was off by degree, languor is more than “very relaxed.”).
languorous: adjective 1. characterized by languor; languid. 2. inducing languor: languorous fragrance.
languor, noun: 1. lack of energy or vitality; sluggishness. 2.lack of spirit or interest; listlessness; stagnation. 3. physical weakness or faintness.
From Ever After, Kim Harrison “[It was] stretched out and dangerously languorous.”
More words from:
Hounded, by Kevin Hearne.
The Iron Druid Chronicles
Ephemeral: Not a form of the word of euphemism?
ephemeral: Adjective 1. lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory: the ephemeral joys of childhood.
2. lasting but one day: an ephemeral flower.
Noun: 3. anything short-lived, as certain insects.
Studying her reflection, she bemoaned ephemeral youth.
Inchoate: Inch you ate?
inchoate: adjective 1. not yet completed or fully developed; rudimentary.
2. just begun; incipient.
3. not organized; lacking order: an inchoate mass of ideas on the subject.
Upon rereading, the writer found her inchoate first chapter awful.
Languor, 1890 Painting by F. Zandomeneghi: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/
Woman with Mirror, 1910 painting by Frederick Carl Frieseke: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/
Part of a 1964 first draft of Douglas’ US Supreme Court ruling. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/