Am I being recondite? Am I guilty of pleonasm? Don’t worry. My rambling is fugacious 😀
This year, it’s my job to provide a “word of the day” to my critique group. It’s an easy job. All I have to do is go to dictionary.com and sign up for their daily email.
I love words. But seriously, some of the words I’ve seen are words I’ve never heard before. And I can’t imagine anyone really uses them? Like pusillanimous? Or myrmidon?
I write – and read – romantic fiction, and when new words are sprinkled sparsely through a book and explained in the context of the narrative, they can add to the enjoyment of the book for me. But there’s a limit. I don’t want to have to have a dictionary beside me to get through a story.
What do you think? Does it bother you to read strange words in a book?