Words for this week

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This week my reading has provided me with the following interesting sounding words.

Hummock

a knoll or hillock.

Interestingly this was used to describe a character’s stomach.  I liked the sound of it.

Sepoy

(formerly, in India) a native soldier, usually an infantryman, in the service of Europeans, esp. of the British.

Nautch

(in India) an exhibition of dancing by professional dancing girls.

Can you tell I am reading about British India?  The Siege of Krishnapur is certainly expanding my vocabulary amongst other things.

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