Hello and welcome to the Focused on Story Blog by J.Q. Rose.
Are you a Word Nerd? If so, you're here at the right place. All this month I'll be revealing words that fascinate me using the letters of the alphabet as prompts.
a member of any of various peoples (as in antiquity) who lived or were reputed to live chiefly in caves
a person characterized by reclusive habits or outmoded or reactionary attitudes, Merriam Webster Dictionary
You may be familiar with this word if you play Dungeons and Dragons. In that game “the troglodyte is a fictional race of primitive reptilian humanoids in the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.” Wikipedia definition.
While you may find it surprising that I don’t play D &D, (I’ll pause to wait while you laugh at that statement) I actually found the word in Matthew Peters novel, Killing John the Baptist. In his suspenseful thriller it appeared in dialogue during a light-hearted moment in the story between Jessica and Branson discussing how well they knew each other. She said, “I now know you’ve seen The Sound of Music. You’re not a complete troglodyte.”
I immediately highlighted the word in my Kindle to look up the definition. Are you familiar with the word?
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