I ordered The Stranger in the Mirror about a month ago at our local bookstore, I’m not far into it and spend a lot of time nodding along with the author. I’m not far enough to respond to it yet but I’ve come across some words that I either had never heard or have never had a great grasp of. So I’m keeping them in a list. Here is what I’ve collected so far.
Lacunae: -noun plural, a gap or missing part, as in a manuscript. Word History lacuna 1660s, “blank or missing portion in a manuscript,” from L. lacuna “hole, pit,” dim. of lacus “pond, lake” The Latin plural is lacunae .
Hirsute: -adjective. Hairy, shaggy
1.a slight, unreal, or superficial likeness or semblance.
2.an effigy, image, or representation.
1.Chiefly British . a person who owns or manages a tavern;thekeeper of a pub.
2.Roman History . a person who collected public taxes.
3.any collector of taxes, tolls, tribute, or the like.
–verb (used with object)
2.to trick by chicanery.
3.to quibble over; cavil at.
1.of or pertaining to nacre.
2.resembling nacre; lustrous; pearly.
1.requiring immediate action or aid; urgent; pressing.
2.requiring a great deal, or more than is reasonable.
1.causing or capable of causing laughter; laughable; ludicrous.
2.having the ability, disposition, or readiness to laugh.
3.pertaining to or connected with laughing.