I hardly ever showcase it ’cause I hate to sound like a know-it-all, but y’all, I have a prodigious vocabulary, so I only rarely come across a word I don’t know. When I do, I add it to my page A Writer’s Reliquary.
The other day, I was reading Benjamin Dreyer’s liberating article “Three Writing Rules to Disregard” (https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2019/02/01/three-writing-rules-to-disregard/, last accessed 2/7/19) when I encountered this sentence: “Ending a sentence with a preposition (as, at, by, for, from, of, etc.) isn’t always such a hot idea, mostly because a sentence should, when it can, aim for a powerful finale and not simply dribble off like an old man’s unhappy micturition.” If you want to freshen up your writing style, I encourage you to pop on over to Dreyer’s article after you finish up here.
I’ll probably never use that word in a sentence, but I found it interesting enough to collect and share. You can find out what it means if you’d like by clicking the linked word above.
Y’all have any rare & interesting words to share? Give ’em to me in the Comments section below.