Wordy Wednesday-Avuncular

WELCOME TO WORDY WEDNESDAY!

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

Avuncular (adjective):

1) In the manner of an uncle, pertaining to an uncle;

2) Kind, genial, benevolent, or tolerant. 

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson

It was clear that Frode had no idea how to act towards Salander. He resorted to directing the question to Armansky, as if she had not been in the room. Salander blew a big bubble with her gum. Before Armansky could answer, she said, “Could you ask the client whether he would prefer the long or the short version?”
 
There was a brief, embarrassed silence before Frode finally turned to Salander and tried to repair the damage by assuming a friendly, avuncular tone.

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Read more: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson

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