Wondrous Words Wednesday

Happy Wednesday — it’s time for some new words! You know how this works – share a few words from your current book that you had to look up, then head over to Bermuda Onion’s Weblog to learn some new ones.

Today, my words come from Killing Them Softly (Cogan’s Trade Movie Tie-in Edition) (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard). I picked it up on a whim at the airport, and I’ve got mixed feelings about it. Be sure to check back for my review.

1. Jalousied – fitted with jalousies (window slats)

“The jalousied¬†door of Room 26 was slightly ajar.”

This is one of those words that I have seen before, but I never stopped to look up.

2. Ginzo – an ethnic slur for a person of Italian descent

“The guy from Detroit,” Cogan said. “Sharp-looking little ginzo.”

What new words did you learn this week?

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