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A Mixture of Frailties

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I have read that book, A Mixture of Frailties, by Robertson Davies this winter. It was published in 1958, this is my third reading. This time I did something unprecedented in my life, I actually wrote down every word I encountered that I did not know. It was a bit daunting to see how long that list was.
Here it is, and I invite anyone to give me their definition as I haven’t yet had my day with the dictionary,
paresis
protean
pedagogic
axiomatic
trochee
spondee
diphthongal
viands
nacreously
And he goes on to say that the cheese served at dinner was surly, now what does surly cheese taste like I wonder? It really is a wonderful read.

 

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