No matter how much time in our lives we dedicate to reading, there are always the occasional words we find ourselves encountering for the very first time and have no idea what they mean. Fortunately, for those of us who own a Kindle, we have the Vocabulary Builder feature, which allows us to store the words we have highlighted whose definitions had previously escaped our attention.
The Vocabulary Builder can be found via your home screen, as one of the menu options under the three little dots. The words we highlight automatically appear there, and you can review, study, and master the words at a later date.
Here are eight more of the words the I have added to the Vocabulary Builder – some of them are very obscure! Definitions from Oxford Dictionaries…
Definition: A piece of magnetite or other naturally magnetised mineral, able to be used as a magnet.
Definition: Another word for abseiling.
Definition: An area of irregular fibrous tissue formed at the site of a scar or injury.
Definition: A state of extreme poverty.
Definition: A citizen of a town or city, typically a member of the wealthy middle- or upper classes.
Definition: An inn with a central courtyard for travellers in the desert regions of Asia and North America.
Definition: A deciduous North American tree with aromatic leaves and bark. The leaves are infused to make tea or ground into filé.
Definition: The variation of the form of a noun, pronoun, or adjective in languages such as Greek or Latin, by which its grammatical case, number, and gender are identified.
Have you come across any of these words? Are any them new to you? Do let me know in the comments!
Happy reading 🙂