I keep a list of words I’ve encountered that intrigue me. Words end up on this list that I’m fascinated by, curious about, or completely ignorant of. The only rule is that if I feel the urge to look it up (familiar or not), I should record it. These are some favorites, collected from January 2013 and 2014.
concupiscence (n.)- a strong desire, especially sexual
perspicacity (n.)- ability to understand things quickly and make accurate judgments
tenebrific (adj.)- rendering dark or gloomy
bricolage (n.)- construction or creation from a diverse range of available things