Words from my reading

A few fun words that were new to me this week:

chockablock, adj Crammed full of people or things
page 10, I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason by Susan Kandel
“For most people the world over, Beverly Hills is a mythic place, a big-ticket Shangri-La chockablock with diamond-dripping trophy wives and buxom starlets cruising in convertibles on perennially sun-kissed days.”

prurient, adj Having or encouraging an excessive interest in sexual matters
page 13, I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason by Susan Kandel
“Which is to say the prurient appeal of all those sulky girls, leggy vixens, and glamorous widows throwing themselves at Perry Mason was merely a ruse.”
I knew I should know what this meant, but it wasn’t coming to me.

soupçon, n A very small quantity of something
page 22, I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason by Susan Kandel
“Then the merest soupçon of Play-Doh, finished off by a whiff of Crayola crayon.”

More great words on my Words from my reading page.

Review of the book cited here:
Hopefully I’ll get my review of I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason by Susan Kandel posted soon.

EDIT: Here’s my review: I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason by Susan Kandel.

What new words have you found lately?

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5 responses to “Words from my reading

  1. Chockablock is a great word! I knew soupcon from the little bit of French I can remember.

  2. I love the sound of chockablock. Great words here.

  3. Prurient is the only one I didn’t know and I’m feeling smart about that. I’ve heard it before but couldn’t remember what it meant. Based on your teaser words, the books sounds good. I look forward to your review.

  4. O.K., this NEVER happens to me when I read these posts, and possibly today it’s only because there’s only three words, but I am very proud of myself for having known all three. :) I feel…IDK, what do you call someone who knows a lot of words and stuff?

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