I ran across a few new-to-me words this week.
calumniate– to make false and malicious statements about; slander.
” They are calumniated, and are vindicated.” (pg. 78, Trinity by Joseph F. Girzone)
dirndl– full, gathered skirt attached to a waistband or hip yoke; any skirt with gathers at the waistband.
“The skirt was a green dirndl with tiny black, white and electric-blue shapes swarming across it.” (pg. 113, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath)
“I counted out three hundred and fifty sheets of corrasable bond from my mother’s stock in the hall closet.” (pg 120, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath)
Play along at Bermudaonion’s Weblog.