Forefinger – The finger commonly used in pointing out two malefactors

“Anything to add, Laura?”

Laura flinches and looks around at her colleagues, who pretend to be too busy with the papers they have been provided.

She points out at the corner of the room where the spiders have crept in, but their existence can’t be demonstrated any longer.

“Right,” is the one of the last words she will ever hear from Crane.

Thanks to The Devil’s Dictionary

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Lacuna – A blank space or a missing part

He was caressing her small arm, the daunting afternoon clouds running towards the horizon and with them the remaining of rain; the smell of wet soil filtered by the dead trees’ branches was filling up their silence.

A minuscole dimple encountered in his fondling, he looked down to a tiny white scar on her skin; but kept on cuddling her without talking.

 

 

Etiquette – the conduct or procedure required by good breeding or prescribed by authority to be observed in social or official life

He was struggling to get his ticket out. The creased hands shaking, although this had nothing to do with the queue of people that formed behind him.

She tapped the floor impatiently – it was 8:17 and she already was not aware of the amount of caffeine now spinning in her veins. Nonetheless, when he turned behind him with an astonished expression on his tired face, she did but smiled politely.