Thursday, 9 April 2009

a raft of fascinating new words...

peristrophists - revolutionaries (though I can't find an official definition of this anywhere)
sostenuto - sustained
terricolous - close to the Earth, land-dwelling
sfumato - A painting technique using an imperceptable, subtle transition from light to dark, without any clear break or line. The theory was developed and mastered by Leonardo da Vinci, and the term derives from the Italian word fumo, meaning vapor, or smoke.

I love when I learn new words :)

These are from my latest read Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire

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