The Closing Word: Eldritch

The Closing Word: EldritchThis week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it.

This week’s closing word:


Pronounced: (ELL-drich)

suggesting the operation of supernatural influences

From “Eldritch things are spooky and weird — they make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. If you’re reading a horror or fantasy story, you may see the word eldritch, which means uncanny, unearthly, and weird in a supernatural way.”

“The crew hired to clean out the old hoarder’s mansion swore they felt an eldritchpresence lurking in the shadows of the attic.”


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