Every week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog.
While reading Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood I came across this ancient and interesting word:
predation: “But every time she used it would she risk predation from the lustful Caliban?”
Predation (prəˈdāSH(ə)n) has the root word prey. It refers to the preying of one animal on another. In the context of this story it means the action of attacking or plundering: the old story of male predation and female vulnerability
That’s all for me this week. Don’t forget to visit Kathy for more Wondrous Words Wednesday.