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 – harshness 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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