POPE JOAN by Donna Woolfolk Cross
aurochs - The forest was dangerous; there were wild boars, and aurochs, and....wolves. (p. 145)
aurochs: a large, black European wild ox
scrofula - Her face lit with childish horror. "Is he toothless? Does he have scrofula?" (p. 145)
scrofula: tuberculosis of the lymphatic glands, esp. those of the neck.
reredos - Cautiously, Joan crept forward until her head and shoulders were out of the reredos. (p. 154)
reredos: a screen or a decorated part of the wall behind an altar in a church.
What new words did you discover this week?