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Question: What is the BIGGEST word you've seen used in a book lately -- that made you stop and look it up? Might as well leave the definition and book too.When I saw this question last night I thought CRAP. I had absolutely no clue. I'm quite good at reading context clues so I can often skip words that I don't know without stopping to look it up. Sometimes I'm not even aware that I do this. I'm actually not a fan over overly complicated language. I studied journalism and always think "Why use a 500 dollar word when a five dollar word will do?" (One of my professor really said that and it's stuck with me).
But today I'm driving along and listening to my audiobook. The main character is a freshman in an advanced english class. He's writing letters to his unborn sibling and intentionally including his vocabulary words. It's actually really well done and quite funny in this book. The first was garrulous which means "excessively talkative, esp. on trivial matters.
The book is Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie and so far it's fun and well narrated.