I love to read the dictionary. Sometimes I’ll look up a word on, then check out its synonyms. This might lead to me reading the definitions for several of the synonyms, or being reminded of another word I wanted to look up. Often I am sidetracked by the “words of the day.”

I have to look up words a lot because I have many words stuck in my brain from my reading, but don’t really know what they mean. I also have an embarrassing propensity for mispronouncing words that I’ve read but never spoken. The word “sycamore” was always “SKY-a-more” in my head, until one day I spoke it aloud and was thoroughly ridiculed. I still prefer skyamore.


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