But it came up with the red squiggly line underneath it which means spell check thinks it’s misspelled.
So I clicked on the red squiggly and this is what spellcheck offered me:
Would have been in Jane Eyre to describe that orphanage where her friend died from TB.
I can’t find it and the dictionary thinks I mean ‘astute’ which I do not.
Did I make this word up?
astute: shrewly discerning, acute, wiley – someone who quickly picks up what is going on from minimal information
aesthete: one who makes overmuch of the ‘sense of the beautiful’ generally someone who is not a part of the real world of emotions and dirt
apathy: indifferenct to what appeals to feelings – dont care about anything
aloof: removed in distance or feeling from, reserved stand offish, not involved
I waited, knowing I would be vindicated by my now urbanite mentor.
’ve invented a word, and not only that, a word so obscure that even my most favorite literature teacher in the world hasn’t heard of it. I despaired and felt foolish. Perhaps the forum leader on NaNoWriMo was right to edit me. Perhaps I was a dolt, searching for a word that didn’t exist, stubbornly bothering people who had better things to do – like write with words that everyone knows, for example.
My husband has recently started going back to school to complete a bachelor’s degree that fell by the wayside when he was offered full time employment as an undergrad.
In the middle of SUITE FRANCAISE by Irene Nemirovsky there it was: