THE HOUSE ON OYSTER STREET by Heidi Jon Schmidt
gouaches - Instead, anxious to please this woman she'd never met before and would never see again, she gave up the crystalline gouaches on the living room wall. (p. 72)
gouaches: a technique of painting with opaque watercolors prepared with gum.
THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE by Julie Orringer
tatterdemalion - It didn't cheer him to think he was preserving its memory in cardboard; his model was a flimsy homage to a tatterdemalion relic. (p. 82)
tatterdemalion: ragged; unkempt or dilapidated.
oubliette - He turned away and moved on to the next model, and Andras fell into an oubliette of humiliation and misery. (p. 98)
oubliette: a secret dungeon with an opening only in the ceiling, as in certain old castles.
What new words did you discover this week?