You’ve probably all seen articles about how reading books is good for your health and makes you more empathetic, blah blah, etc. etc. While I’m sure it’s all true, one reward I find about reading is the opportunity to build on my vocabulary and to learn new words. Since my brain is terrible at retaining this kind of information, I’ve been trying to write down the words and their definition. Here are a few words I’ve recently picked-up courtesy of To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf:
1 : of, relating to, or resembling twilight : dim
2 : occurring or active during twilight
1: rigor, severity
2: a : roughness of surface : unevenness; also : a tiny projection from a surface; b : roughness of sound
3: roughness of manner or of temper : harshness
Will I ever use any of these words in real life? Doubtful. But as a reader of classics, I may stumble upon them again and then have a better idea of the meaning of the word in context to the story at that particular moment.
Now it’s your turn! In the comment section, tell me a word (or words) you’ve learned from reading books.