Wonderful world of words

On this page I highlight lovely words I have discovered, in the hopes that we might smuggle them back into everyday speech and writing.

Scantling: specimen, sample, modicum, small amount, one's necessary supply of

Peduncle: stalk of flower, fruit, or cluster, especially main stalk bearing solitary flower

Liminal: relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process; occupying a position at or on both sides of a boundary 

Needments: things needed, especially personal neccessaries carried on a journey