Now we come to a lovely word that is not used often enough! I admit I do not really use this word; it has been in my vocabulary for decades and yet sits to the side, neglected.
It was brought to mind as I recently read something Professor J.R.R. Tolkien wrote. Now there was a man who had a beautiful, amazing vocabulary! ❤
Are there any words you commonly use that other people either don’t know, or that they make fun of you for using?
(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. 😉)
I began reading at a young age, thanks to parents who read to me and provided me with books. And fortunately, the local library indulged my addiction, even allowing me to take out books “above my grade level.” So it’s no surprise that my stories might have a few “big words.” I don’t consciously try to use bombastic vocabulary (by the way, I learned bombastic from a comic book, thankyouverymuch), but if a word fits the situation or conversation, I’ll use it.
If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious about the vocabulary therein, check out either of my series:
Deuces Wild (space opera)
The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)