The following words are from Gillespie and I by Jane Harris:
" However, this horrid cauchemar seems to have reawakened some of my uneasiness about Sarah.”
1. Cauchemar (French)
"In any case, a few days later, I went to view Merlinsfield, which turned out to be an old jointure house, close by the shores of a loch."
: the property created by a provision made by a husband for his wife settling property upon her at marriage for her use after his death
: the act of joining or the condition of being joined
" Now, the artist was determined to spend every daylight hour, toiling and moiling, in his studio and - with single-minded intensity - he began to prepare for his solo show at Hamilton’s gallery .”
: requiring hard work; industrious
: toil; drudgery
" ‘No doubt, they‘ll be back any minute, though,’ said Annie. ‘She can only ever thole them for half an hour.’"
4. Thole (Chiefly Scottish)
: to suffer; bear; endure
The following words are from Night Swim by Jessica Keener:
" ‘Did she smell the odor of our missing mother, the listless air, the home’s chronic desuetude?’ "
: the state of being no longer used or practiced
" It might be that he didn‘t see the sense in Robert‘s needling and insouciance - Robert‘s ability to create barriers on the smallest scale - not letting Elliott touch his fish tank, for instance."
: lack of care or concern; indifference