The following words and their definitions come up in today’s episode, as well as the context in which they’re used in the books they appear. There is also a brief description of each book.
The last part of the podcast includes some writing advice or insights into the craft of writing.
Words Featured in Today’s Episode
Alacrity – brisk and cheerful readiness.
Avuncular – kind and friendly towards a younger or less experienced person.
Matelot – the informal word for a sailor.
Redolent – strongly reminiscent or suggestive of. In a literary sense, it can also mean strongly smelling of (something).
Obverse – the side of a coin or medal bearing the head or principal design. The opposite or counterpart of a fact or truth.
Ecumenical – representing a number of different Christian churches.
Peripatetic – travelling from place to place, in particular working or based in various places for relatively short periods; and when talking about a teacher, working in one or more than one school or college.
Arcana – secrets or mysteries.
At 13:30mins you can find some writing advice from Pilar today, inspired by something she observed in one of these three books: