Here we are with four more wondrous words from Parade's End by Ford Maddox Ford. I have taken a break from reading this book so that I can read this month's book group choice in time for our meeting next week. But, there are so many 'big' words that a break gives me a chance to catch up with those I have already saved for this meme.
calumniated - verb. To make maliciously or knowingly false statements about.
"and so calumniated that at times he believed in his own infamy".
obloquy - noun. Strong public condemnation.
" for it is impossible to stand up for ever against the obloquy of your kind and remain unhurt in the mind".
boodlers - noun. the lot; pack; crowd.
" with this crowd of boodlers!"
reiver - verb. to rob; plunder.
"we have always been reivers".
What interesting new words came into your world this week?