The Language of WATERSPELL: Some Good Old Words quiz


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“The difference between the almost-right word and the right word is really a large matter—it’s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning. A powerful agent is the right word. Whenever we come upon one of those intensely right words in a book or a newspaper the resulting effect is physical as well as spiritual, and electrically prompt.” —Mark Twain

Finding the right words for WATERSPELL—words with the flavor of medieval speech and the patina of age on them; words possessing the virtue of brevity—became a great treasure hunt, luring me into hundred-year-old dictionaries and delighting me with the color and variety of the language as it once was used. This vocabulary quiz, using terms from the WATERSPELL trilogy, tests your knowledge of some intriguing old words.


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