Both of these words were found while reading Every Last One by Anna Quindlen last week.
"This tree is probably a hundred years old and it's probably not going to get much older. It's a shame; it is a glorious tree, the kind that looks immutable."
1) unable to be changed
2) not capable of or susceptible to change.
This word though not new to me is one I do not use often. I like the sounds of it and I need to get more familiar with it so I can use it more easily.
"That foolish man, with the bright blue eyes and his seductive grin, might have thought he was doing it out of expiation, but if he did it it was because he knew it was the perfect form of torture."
1) the act of making atonement
2) the means by which atonement is made
Do you sometimes have to work at using a new word in your day to day language? Is it worth it?
Until next time
Stay Busy and Stay Happy
And Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it. Happy Holidays to those of you of different faith.