The only one of these I'm familiar with is damask. I would never have thought "nieve" meant "hand" or "fist."
I knew damask, but the rest are new. I like absterge. I could use that word!
The only one I knew was damask. The rest are new to me. Thanks for playing along!
They are strange and interesting words, the only one I knew was damask too.
Hi Mary Ann,With the risk of being considered slightly repetitive, I too have heard of damask, but none of your other words.Absterge is a great sounding word, although when you already have the word expunge, it may be considered almost too similar to be necessary.Nieve is an excellent find and has great possibilities as a conversation stopper, whilst people try and work out what it is that I am talking about!Thanks for sharing your words,Yvonne
Bermudaonion, Louise- Me too!SQT- I didn't either.Joy- Thanks! for commenting.Fiction-Books- Glad you stopped by.