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.


“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.