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
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.

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)
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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  1. Sanguinolent : mixed or tinged with blood

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

    and (my favorite)

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

    From The Night Circus

  2. Ooooh i love Lilylivered :-)

    Old follower.

    Christina @ Ensconced in YA
    My FF

  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 :)

  4. Great ones :)

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

    My FF

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

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

  8. Nice words!
    New follower hopping by!
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  9. Hi, I'm a new follower via GFC =)


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