Some words just cry out to be included in high literature: works that make you stop and think, works that are a joy to read for their rhetoric, rhythm, and style as much as for what they say. Even when literary words are added to ordinary writing (and there’s nothing wrong with ordinary), they raise the work’s profile just a bit.
Malapert: a person who is offensively bold
Forecastle: on a ship, the upper section of the bow, usually used for the crew’s quarters
Scapegrace: a scoundrel
Wraith: a ghost; an apparition of person that appears right before that person dies
Maleficence: causing harm or evil; capable of doing such
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