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Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Kathy @ Bermudaonion weblog where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading.  If you want to play along, grab the button, and join the fun!  (Don’t forget to leave a link in the comments if you’re participating.)

This week I have a couple of words from John Grisham’s Calico Joe.

Caromed — “Willie Montanez, the Phillies first baseman, moved to his left, but only after the ball had caromed off the stands and was rolling into the right field.”

Caromed means to collide and rebound. It seems to be mainly a billiards or pool turn.

Digestif — “As soon as she is gone, Clarence says, “I need a little degestif, you?”

A degistif is something, esp a drink, taken as an aid to digestion, either before or after a meal. I sort of knew or at least could figure it out. I just didn’t know it was spelled this way.

Come back tomorrow for my review and a giveaway. Even if you’re not a baseball fan I think you may just enjoy this one. And with Father’s Day in the near future this would make a lovely gift.

These were taken from an Advanced Reading Copy, published copy may differ. Thanks to Doubleday for this copy.

 

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