Words. Terms. Names. Expressions. Locution. Vocable.


plural noun: words
1. 1.  a single distinct meaningful element of speech or writing, used with others (or sometimes alone) to form a sentence and typically shown with a space on either side when written or printed.
synonyms: term, name, expression, designation, locution, vocable;

One of my favorite parts of reading is constantly learning new words. I often make note of them then look them up either at the time of reading, or later that same day.

After a while I started thinking, why not compile them?

Lately, I have found myself looking up its definition straight away on my eReader and highlight the word. When I finish the book, I put the list together.

These are words that I …

  1. Never heard before
  2. Words I have heard and possess only a vague understanding of their meaning based on the context in which they’ve been written and
  3. The most frustrating of the lot – the words I know I know the meaning of until I actually look them up only to realize I was wrong all along

You will find them here and at the bottom of the blog book review I post.