My words for this week are from Jaimey Grant's novel Redemption.
1. perforce - "Dare, perforce, sat on the bed, swinging his feet up and crossing his ankles."
I had encountered this word before and thought I had a pretty good idea of the meaning, but I wanted to look it up just to be sure. According to dictionay.com, perforce is an adverb meaning "of necessity; necessarily; by force of circumstance."
2. farce and roiling - "He knew that Adam would never hurt Bri but with all the tension over all the stupid actions being committed left and right in this farce, Dare wasn't sure Adam had a very good hold on his roiling displeasure."
I first encountered farce in the song "Send in the Clowns." From that context I thought I have a pretty good grasp of the meaning. In this case I was correct. A farce is a a ludicrous situation or action, which fits this context exactly.
Roiling has such a great sound. I had to look it up to find out what it meant. The two definitions on dictionary.com fit beautifully (1. to render (water, wine, etc.) turbid by stirring up sediment. 2. to disturb or disquiet; irritate). I particularly like the imagery of the first definition in setting of the quote. :)
So, what new words have you encountered in your reading?