This is the second installment of my longstanding series Jane Eyre Vocabulary & Quotes. So without further ado, let us begin!
moiety: one of two equal parts. HALF. One of the portions into which something is divided. COMPONENT. PART.
Jim Bob demanded a liberal moiety of the remaining contents of the whiskey bottle, lest the situation devolve to fisticuffs.
officious: used to describe an annoying person who tries to tell other people what to do in a way that is not wanted or needed.
The officious secretary announced through a critically designated e-mail that the length of all lunches for the remainder of the week should be kept to under an hour.
ireful: the quality or state of intense and usually openly displayed anger.
Gary’s ireful remonstrance of the absence of a wireless connection to the Internet in his hotel room was met with bored ambivalence.
sough: to make a moaning or sighing sound.
The low, plaintive soughing of a doleful lover could be heard from the drawing-room.
cachinnate: to laugh loudly or immoderately.
Upon observing Todd slipping on the icy pavement and falling flat on his face, Sally cachinnated remorselessly.
Well, that’s all for now. Feel free to comment on this post with your own sentences from the words above. I’ll leave you with a quote from Jane Eyre:
I did not like re-entering Thornfield … to slip again over my faculties the viewless fetters of an uniform and too still existence; of an existence whose very privileges of security and ease I was becoming incapable of appreciating. What good it would have done me at this time to have been tossed in the storms of an uncertain struggling life, and to have been taught by rough and bitter experience to long for the calm amidst which I now repined!