The first two words are from The Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton
"And what about the indigenous population? What are they like? Not too bellicose, I hope." (p.22)
1. Bellicose ~adj.
:inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious.
The French didn't seem to know what a parsnip was, at least not anywhere round here, and the salsify she had roasted instead at Madame Peysasse's suggestion had not been the same thing at all. (p.134)
2. Salsify ~noun
: a purple-flowered, composite plant, whose root has an oyster-like flavor and is used as a culinary vegetable.
The words below are from Ravens by George Dawes Green:
"Maybe it just wanted us to have a propitious journey." (p.3)
3. Propitious ~ adj.
:presenting favorable conditions; favorable
:favorably inclined; disposed to bestow favors or forgive
"You were permitted to fold from prudence but never timorousness." (p.34)
4. Timorous ~ adj.
: full of fear; fearful
: subject to fear; timid
:characterized by or indicating fear