Friday, September 28, 2012

#FF - Feature and Follow #33


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Q: What is the BIGGEST word you’ve seen used in a book lately – that made you stop and look it up? Might as well leave the definition & book too.

Okay, so these aren't exactly big words, and I did get the general meaning from the complete phrase, but it's the only thing that I could think of to use as an answer here:

Demon Moon (The Guardians, #2)"(...) To be this pale in real life I'd have to have been the most simpering, lily-livered dandy ever to grace London. I confess I may have been a bit of a dandy, but I never simpered."

That was declared by Colin Ames-Beaumont, british vampire, in the book Demon Moon by Meljean Brook. It has a very unfortunate cover, but turned out to be very entertaining. :)

Let's get to the definitions, then:


* sim·per  (smpr)
v. sim·peredsim·per·ingsim·pers
v.intr.
To smile in a silly, self-conscious, often coy manner.
v.tr.
To utter or express with a silly, self-conscious, often coy smile: simpered a lame excuse.

dan·dy  (dnd)

n. pl. dan·dies
1. A man who affects extreme elegance in clothes and manners; a fop.

lil·y-liv·ered (ll-lvrd)
adj.
Cowardly; timid.

There were many other unconventional words in this book I could have chosen, such as scientific and technical terms, Hindi expressions, and names of indian herbs... but I thought these would be  funnier. :)
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10 comments:

  1. Sanguinolent : mixed or tinged with blood

    Premorduim:
    An organ, structure, or tissue in the earliest stage of development.

    and (my favorite)

    Horology:
    1.The study and measurement of time.
    2.The art of making clocks and watches.

    From The Night Circus


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  2. Ooooh i love Lilylivered :-)

    Old follower.

    Christina @ Ensconced in YA
    My FF

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  3. OOh nice! Heard of these words on the rare occasion, but not lately!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  4. Great ones :)

    http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2012/09/follow-friday_28.html

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  6. I haven't heard lily livered in awhile.

    My FF

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  7. Great words! Nothing wrong with a dandy in my opinion - they are fun. :)

    I'm a new follower through GFC! My FF post

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  8. Nice words!
    New follower hopping by!
    My ff:
    http://bookwormmia.blogspot.com/2012/09/feature-follow-5.html

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  9. Hi, I'm a new follower via GFC =)
    Rinn
    http://rinnreads.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/feature-follow-2.html

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