Monday, February 4, 2013
words this week.
Michael Chabon is one of my favorite wielders of the English language, and I keep stopping to read bits of this out loud because it's just so damn good. This week's words all come from Telegraph Avenue; a few were new to me, and the rest are old favorites.
Arcology: n. an ideal integrated city contained within a massive vertical structure, allowing maximum conservation of the surrounding environment
Captious: adj. marked by an often ill-natured inclination to stress faults and raise objections
Clabber: n. milk that has naturally clotted on souring
Renascent: adj. rising again into being or vigor
Uxorial: adj. relating to a wife