|Notebook by 6*18 Love|
My all time favorite big word is "defenestration," which refers to the act of throwing someone or something out of a window. I had an English professor in college who asked the meaning of defenestration on every single one of his creative writing quizzes. I thought this was strange.
Then one day, as I was reading for my British history class, I read that one historical figure defenestrated another. And I was like, whoa, I totally know what that means! (I was probably reading about Henry I and Conan Pilatus. The incident is known as "Conan's Leap.")
I think this was all part of my English professor's master plan. He probably collaborated with my history professor over tea and crumpets.
Do you have any favorite big words?