So, I've started a dictionary for myself in a word doc on my PDA. Some of these words I understood the "gist" of, but fuck if I could give you a decent definition.
In elementary school I had a killer vocabulary. Some found me quite Precocious. But over the years people caught up to and surpassed me and I realized I needed to start acquiring new words. So, now when I'm doing my reading for the week, if I run into a word I either don't understand at all or only have a vague sense of, I look it up.
Here is what my dictionary contains so far:
(you will notice the words are not alphabetical. I am not OCD)
Anomy (or Anomie)
I feel slightly better now that I know Blogger spellcheck doesn't know some of these words either.