Sunday, May 8, 2011

Beyond Words: May 8th, 2011


Beyond Words

Happy Mother’s Day! Beyond Words is a weekly feature at Reading in White Bear Lake, in which readers share the words they have encountered in their reading over the past week.  This is a great way to build your vocabulary from what you are reading as well as from what others are reading. 

Remember… are never to old to learn!! I love learning and reading, what better combination could there be.

The gift of using words best comes from knowing words
as intimately as you know your own family.
Lloyd Edwin Smith

New words to me this week:

Bedraggled – (adj.) soiled and stained by or as if by trailing in mud
Listen to the audio pronunciation.
page 4, Purge by Sofi Oksanen

“Muddy, ragged, bedraggled, but a girl nonetheless.” 

Tricot – (noun) : a plain warp-knitted fabric (as of nylon, wool, rayon, silk, or cotton) with a close inelastic knit and used especially in clothing
Listen to the audio pronunciation
page 4, Purge by Sofi Oksanen

“The dress? Western.  The tricot was too good to come from over on the other side.”

Babushka – (noun): an elderly Russian woman
Listen to the audio pronunciation
page 4, Purge by Sofi Oksanen
“And what if the old woman was like the babushka that Katia had told her about, or like Oksanka, who did work for men like Pasha, sending girls to the city for men like him.”

I love being a part of this and I hope you will too!  If you’d like to participate, just write up your post and link up. I hope you will participate!

Happy Reading!

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