I love words! And I love to read! So each Wednesday I’m going to grab an unfamiliar or unusual word I’ve discovered in some of my favorite books. I’ll post the meaning and the paragraph I’ve found the word to show its usage. If so inclined, check out the book and author’s website by clicking on the links below the paragraph. Happy Reading, Cyndi
Curmudgeon means 1) A miser, or 2) An ill-tempered (and frequently old) person full of stubborn ideas or opinions.
Sugar and Spice: A Karma Cafe Novella, by Tawny Weber
“Of course it is. It’s all right here.” Anja waved her ring-laden hand over the display of (tarot) cards. “So is the answer you need.”
“Where?” Dedra leaned so far forward, she almost fell out of the swing. She barely noticed, so focused was she on trying to see answers. Was there a way to forestall the board takeover? To keep them from forcing Paul to marry? Some brilliant strategy that would give him fifty-one of the shares or drag one of the curmudgeons over to vote with the Chastain brothers?
If there was, none of the naked people on the cards were saying.