Words I Like

inviolable

What’s it mean?

adj. Never to be broken, infringed, or dishonored.

Etymology

Late Middle English. From Latin ‘in‘ (not) + ‘violabilis’ (able to be violated).

I seem to be finding fun words with my fantasy English authors. This one was in a short story by Neil Gaiman entitled, “The Thing About Cassandra,” and can be found in his newest collection of short fiction, “Trigger Warnings.”

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Miscellaneous, Words I Like

igniferous

What’s It Mean?

adj. producing fire.

Etymology

Latin ignifer; ignis (fire) + ferre (to carry)

Stumbled upon this one while reading a short story by Sir Terry Pratchett and couldn’t ignore it. “FTB”, originally published as “The Megabyte Drive to Believe in Santa Claus.” You can find it in his Anthology “A Blink of The Screen,”  a wonderful read of which I’m about halfway through.