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I finished “Life of Pi” and found these 6 new words, bringing the total to at least 15 words I didn’t know. I like that in a book! Do you?
Definition—fruit-eating, as certain bats
Use—“But it seemed to me highly improbable, if not totally incredible, that when brought together these frugivorous tree-dwellers and carnivorous savannah-dwellers would so radically carve out their niches as to pay no attention to each other.”
Definition—an abnormal passage from a hollow organ to the body surface, or from one organ to another.
Use—“It had a two-foot-wide hole in its body, a fistula like a freshly erupted volcano.”
Definition—free from concern, worry, or anxiety; carefree; nonchalant
Use—“But in the final set, when the challenger has nothing left to lose, he becomes relaxed again, insouciant, daring.”
Definition—reddish; tinged with red; brownish red
Use—“It brought less attention to itself than it did to the one part of the face left untouched by it, the bridge, whose rufous luster shone nearly with a radiance.”
Use—“Fish that were local in their ambit made the net their neighbourhood.”
Definition—to hook or land (a fish) with a gaff (which is an iron hook with a handle for landing large fish)
Use—“I managed to gaff some of the shark’s remains, but to my disappointment the vertebrae of sharks do not hold fluid.”
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Which words did you already know?