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    Words You've Learned from Reading and Writing

    Is it just me or are others often discovering new words, or gaining a new depth of understanding of the language from reading and writing?

    Here's a few words I've gleaned from stuff I've read (yes, I'm keeping a list ):

    • copse - a small group of trees
    • limn - to depict or describe in painting or words
    • peal - loud ringing of a bell or bells
    • vertiginous - causing vertigo especially by being extremely high or steep
    • tesselate - to decorate a flor with mosaics
    • deign - to do something that one considers beneath one's dignity
    • manse - a clergy house or a large imposing residence
    • palanquin - an Asian means of conveyance
    • chattel - an item of tangible movable or immovable property except real estate and things (such as buildings) connected with real property

    Got your own words you've learned from reading/writing? Share 'em here!

    ETA: This thread has grown legs, so here are quick links to longer conglomerations of unique words and phrases:

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    Last edited by Jason; 09-05-2019 at 05:05 PM.
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    Read as many more of these books as I can - (minimum of another 25 roughly)
    Come up with a good book idea and actually write it!

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