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These words are all from my reading of Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. And in the first 22 pages!
"Though he could be a sweet boy, he was often short-tempered and obstreperous. "
obstreperous adj noisy and difficult to control
"And she understood Louie's restiveness."
The sentence made it difficult to know what this word meant. Even using the whole paragraph I wasn't sure. I thought of restlessness, when I first read the word. I guess it is that too.
restiveness adj( of a person) unable to keep still or silent and becoming increasingly difficult to control, esp. because of impatience, dissatisfaction or boredom.
"In the 1930s, America was infatuated with the pseudoscience of eugenics and its promise of strengthening the human race by culling the "unfit" from the genetic pool."
eugenics plural n the science of if improving a human population by controlled breeding to the increase the desirable heritable characteristics. Developed largely by Francis Galton as a method of improving the human race, it fell into disfavor only after the perversion of its doctrines by the Nazis.
What new or interesting words did you discover in your reading?
Until next time
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