The most new words I come across are in the New York Times Book Review. Last night I stayed up until 2am catching up with past issues. Trying to get published in Miami Herald, a tough nut to crack. I’m on my fourth submission. Waiting, reading, evaluating what gets published in place of my stuff. It’s humbling, isn’t it?
Paucity: The presence of something in insufficient amounts, small, not enough.
Meritocratic: Power or political office based on ability, credentials, education. (….NOT!)
Impunity: Exempt from punishment (in AA’s “Big Book” they mention those who drink with impunity)
Madrasas: College with instruction in all things Muslim. Maybe they send young women there. Gotta check on that