Sep 28, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday {8}

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read!

This Week's Question...

What is the BIGGEST word you've seen used in a book lately - that made you stop and look it up? Might as well leave the definition & book too.

There's literally a gigantic list I could come up with from words I found in my English class this semester! But in my day-to-day reading I don't usually find many words that stump me (because I'm usually always reading Y.A.) but here's some words in particular that gave me this look ---> 0_o

Malarkey: meaningless talk, nonsense
Manta: a devil ray that occurs in tropical seas and may reach a very great size
Masochistic: the tendency to derive sexual gratification from one's own pain or humiliation

Aha...the last one made me laugh when I was looking it up :p If your curious to know where the words I listed come from, I came across them in The Lure of Shapinsay by Krista Holle (I'm hoping to have a review up this weekend *fingers crossed*)!

What word(s) made you go 0_o? Be sure to let me know in the comments! See you next Friday!

Your Y.A. Bookworm,
Caitlin <3


  1. Great words. I love the word Malarkey. It's also a surname you know.
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    1. Is it really?! Huh...learn something new everyday =D !!

  2. Love Malarkey too!! Such a fun word to say!!

    I haven't had too many difficult words lately, like to think its because I am smart, but I can be forgetful of my definitions as well!

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    Have a GREAT weekend!

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    1. I know! Plus, there isn't many "big" words in Y.A. fiction so it's very rare for me to be stumped on a word. Happy Saturday!

  3. I know those ones, I just want to do a happy dance. I was beginning to think I didn't know any words LOL.

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    1. I had a feeling someone would know these words and then I'd look dumb, LOL =D Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Thanks for stopping by! Happy Saturday!


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