Saturday, January 17, 2015

word of the day: timorous

The word of the day is timorous:

1. full of fear; fearful:
2. subject to fear; timid.
3. characterized by or indicating fear:
Latin timōr- (stem of timor) fear + -ōsus -ous (

"The historical museum in Pakriatz is a timorous affair endowed as an afterthought of a bloated brigand on his deathbed who'd sacked the town all by himself after one drunken carousal in his teens."

 - Karen Elizabeth Gordon, Out of the Loud Hound of Darkness: A Dictionarrative

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