Monday, 23 January 2012

Entry:  anfractuous (adj.)  

Definition:  Winding, sinuous, involved; roundabout, circuitous; spiral.

Other:    Isn’t this great?  Words like these are what make this project, personally, so rewarding.  Anfractuous.  I’m going to use and overuse this as much as I can this week.

So here is how DFW describes Bruce Green’s memory of one Mildred Bonk:
“Shy, iridescent, coltish, pelvically anfractuous, amply busted, given to diffident movements of hand brushing flaxen hair from front of dreamy forehead…”

SNOOT score:   4

Page:   39

Source:   Oxford English Dictionary

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