Wondrous Words Wednesday

It’s Wednesday and I have a couple of new words!

This week, I am finishing up Last Snow by Eric Van Lustbader. I reviewed his earlier book, First Daughter, and loved it, and this is another great political thriller. Not too many unfamiliar words, but there are a couple:

1. Sulitsa – Medieval Russian armour

“The sulitsa is one of what’s known collectively as splitting weapons, because — see here, how the point is diamond-shaped, beautifully functional — they were forged to pierce armour.”

You can see one here.

2.  Asperity Рharshness of tone, temper or manner

“We have high regard for you,” the thin man said with some asperity.

What new words did you learn this week?

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