As a self-declared logophile, I had to star it in my reader so I could find it later when I had time to check it out. I finally had time to review it.
And? There were 18 words that I did not know. As in, if you asked me what any of the words meant, I would most likely reply, "I don't know", and look them up when I could. Words like hegemony and moiety. Words I know now. Will I know them next week? Probably not, although I guess they could be inculcated (that's another one I didn't know) into my brain...
Here's the bad part: There were 7 words that I thought I knew, but the meaning in my head did not match the meaning(s) in the dictionary. These are the ones that bother me. These are the words that might slip into a sentence and come tumbling out of my mouth and make me look like a complete idiot.
It's not that I'm afraid to admit I don't know something; ignorance is bliss, right? But thinking I know something and then finding out I'm
But these 7 words would never have triggered me to look them up, as I already "knew" them. Guess I found my beach book!