Peter J. Atwood fiction

I like words, and more, words that are used well. This is where I collect them. Most I come across in the works of other authors, but on occasion I find some in the wild myself.

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“He was benignant, kind and fatherly”

—Agatha Christie, The Man in the Brown Suit

“benignant”—meaning the opposite of malignant—I don't think I've ever seen this word before.