Bermuda Onion, where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our weekly reading.
lacunae (n., pl.) 1: a blank space or missing part; gap. 2: a small cavity, pit, or discontinuity in an anatomical structure. "Sadly there are many lacunae in our knowledge, but I have suggested ways in which we might restore what has been lost." (p. 437)
aureate (adj) 1: of a golden color or brilliance. 2: marked by a grandiloquent and rhetorical style. "In every spell they recorded, in every word they wrote, they were trying to re-create the glorious magic of their predecessors (those we term the Golden Age or Aureate magicians." (p. 444)
argentine (adj) silver, silvery."Martin Pale and the argentine magicians never intended to lay the foundations of English Magic." (p. 444)
Words are from Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke. Definitions are from Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary.