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What is the BIGGEST word you’ve seen in a book lately – that made you stop and look it up? Might as well leave the definition and book too.
I don’t usually look up words when I’m reading. Not because I’m super smart or anything but because I’m lazy. Usually I either just skip it or infer the meaning from the context clues. Occasionally I’ll look up a word on my ereader but I’ve only once in forever looked up a word from a hard copy. I can’t think of any words I’ve looked up lately in my ereader but I remember the one I looked up from the hard copy.
The Book: Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivan
The Word: Espadrilles
The Definition: A flat shoe with a cloth upper, a rope sole, and sometimes lacing that ties around the ankle. (dictionary.com)
It was obvious from the book that it was a shoe, but I had never seen the word and it was driving me nuts, so I stopped being lazy for a moment and looked it up.