1. joists "Sometimes for no reason he could figure, he saw it. Sometimes the smell of old joists in a metal trash can outside....."
2.invertebrate "He'd been an inveterate liar--he liked to say "an invertebrate liar."
3.disincentives "He was watching her take it in. "I know," he said. "There are a lot of disincentives."
4.auspicious "And I could look at you forever. Maybe we'll have a ball. The signs are auspicious."
any of a number of small, parallel beams of timber, steel, reinforced concrete, etc., for supporting floors, ceilings, or the like.(1)
without strength of character.
The fifth word is from a blogger's Teaser Tuesday. Her Teaser came from a book title MINOR NINER. While reading the Teaser, I happened to see the word "pegasus." Silly me, I didn't write down the sentence. down. So now I don't know which definition will fit perfectly. Anyway, here are the words.
Astronomy . the Winged Horse, a northern constellation between Cygnus and Aquarius.