Happy Wednesday — it’s been a long time since I had some words to share with you! 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. This week, my words are from Jungleland: A Mysterious Lost City, a WWII Spy, and a True Story of Deadly Adventure by Christopher S. Stewart. This is one of those interesting books that comes in, gets passed over, and then ends up on the bottom of the pile. It’s too bad because it’s a good read – check back next Thursday for my review.
1. Cordilleras – a system or group of parallel mountain ranges together with the intervening plateaus and other features
“It is a place of savannas, rolling hills, cordilleras, and many, many swamps.”
2. Littoral – a region lying along a shore
“The world of ours has been pretty well explored since the days when map makers could show only the Mediterranean littoral and filled in the rest of their maps with pictures of sea monsters.”
3. Cacique – a native chief or local political boss
“”Earlier in the afternoon, we had made a quick visit to an old Indian cacique whom Chris had known for many years.”
I thought this one was really odd – Cacique is also a brand of lingerie!
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