Words from my reading

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

jalousies, pl n Blinds or shutters made of rows of angled slats
page 49, Julie & Julia by Julie Powell
“At the front was a large picture window framed on either side with sets of jalousies, which are the glass louvered windows you see in small towns all over the South.”

prolix, adj Of speech or writing, using or containing too many words, tediously lengthy
page 71, Julie & Julia by Julie Powell
“In an age of brevity, Isabel is embarrassedly prolix.”

savarin, n A light ring-shaped cake made with yeast and soaked in liqueur-flavored syrup
page 235, Julie & Julia by Julie Powell
“When it was done I scooped it into a savarin pan I’d smeared with butter — I am now a person who, in a state of emergency, can always find her savarin pan.”

More great words on my Words from my reading page.

Reviews of books cited here:
I read Julie & Julia by Julie Powell last year, intending to review it with my sister, but that never happened. So I don’t know if I’ll post my review (although it’s drafted!).

What new words have you found lately?

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One response to “Words from my reading

  1. Great words! I knew jalousies had something to do with windows, but I wasn’t sure what.

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