Vocab Builder: More From Joyce

A couple of months ago, I focused a Vocab Builder on James Joyce’s Ulysses as deconstructed by Frank Delaney in his re:Joyce podcasts. Delaney hasn’t moved far in the book in the last two months (Joyce was a master at packing a word, never mind a sentence), but we still have fodder for another post.

  • Rasher: thin slice of bacon
  • Inconsequent: illogical, insignificant
  • Gaud: a showy ornament
  • Phantasmal: relating to a ghost or an illusion
  • Barbican: a tower outside a town or castle wall, used for defense

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About Erin Brenner

With a BA and an MA in English, Erin has been an editing professional for 15 years, working on a variety of media, especially online. Her niche is business/marketing and online. In addition, she has experience teaching editing to non-editors and coaching writers. In 2008, Erin was bitten by the social media bug...hard. Follow her on Twitter, @ebrenner, and get a daily vocabulary word, a link to the article of the day, and much more. You can also find her on Facebook and LinkedIn.
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