Lovely button by Reading Into Hiding.
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:
"(...) 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:
v. sim·pered, sim·per·ing, sim·pers
To smile in a silly, self-conscious, often coy manner.
To utter or express with a silly, self-conscious, often coy smile: simpered a lame excuse.
n. pl. dan·dies
1. A man who affects extreme elegance in clothes and manners; a fop.
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