Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Kathy aka Bermuda Onion where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading. Feel free to join in the fun.
NINE DRAGONS by Michael Connelly
funicular - "It was accessible by car and funicular tram and was a destination with tourist year-round and with locals in the summer months, when the city below seemed to hold humidity like a sponge holds water." (p. 185)
funicular: of or pertaining to a rope or cord, or its tension.
HUMMINGBIRDS by Joshua Gaylord
koans - While all the other girls are whining about how unfairly they have been treated at the hands of their parents, Monica sits cross-legged on her bed and utters koans hat bend your mind back upon itself. (p.181)
koans: a nonsensical or paradoxical question to a student for which an answer is demanded, the stress of meditation on the question often being illuminating.
What new words did you discover this week?