The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. ~Mark Twain
There are many words I can’t define. This is disconcerting to an aspiring writer. When I come across an unfamiliar word, I pause and decide whether or not to ignore the confrontation. In fact, I used to think there was shame in not knowing but, as the saying goes, the shame is in not finding out.
I now share a recent list of words that I needed to look up, a list that I will update as often as I come across new words or remember old ones that once baffled me. Perhaps you will join me in my attempt at growing a grandiloquent vocabulary?
Click the links for pronunciation. All definitions from http://www.thefreedictionary.com