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I Look Up Words I Don't Know

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    Yes I Do - It's the only way you are going to learn the words, and it takes 10 seconds to do.
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Feb 10, 2011

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    Of Course I Do! - How else would I be able to expand my vocabulary?
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Feb 5, 2011

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    By Necessity - If one reads a story or article and skips over a word that they don't understand they may miss the meaning of the entire text. By necessity I look up those words...
    neonshades neonshades 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 9, 2010

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    I love dictionary.com - I look up words not only to extend my vocabulary, but I think it's important to look up words when reading to better comprehend it. So I'll be sitting here...
    Brieks07 Brieks07 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 16, 2009

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    Online Dictionary - Dictionary.com is my friend!  I jot down or make mental notes of words I don't know to look up later.  And as it's rather impractical to be hauling around an...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Nov 23, 2011

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    Like - Pseudoantidisestablishmentarianism it means “a feigned opposition to the separating of the state from the Church” and, at 34 letters, it draws level with the Mary...
    iDry iDry 22-25, F Jan 4, 2012

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    "cloyingly" - For some reason, foodies have adopted this as a favorite word.  They say something is "cloyingly sweet" all the time, and I never really knew what it...
    PrincessAstrid PrincessAstrid 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2011

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    I Like To Keep Up My Education - Although I graduated in 1972 from high school and couldn't afford college, I like to discover new words and their meanings. For that quirk, I can...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F May 23, 2013

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    Words - Whenever I come across an unfamiliar word I say it to myself three times then I look it up in dictionary.com. If I'm at work I use an actual dictionary & thesaurus. I love...
    Smiles360 Smiles360 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2012

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    I Do... - Haha...when I look up words, I use this amazing new piece of technology called the dictionary!!! XD I currently have 2 of them...the one is brown and old and the 1st page...
    TheSkunkLady TheSkunkLady 13-15, F Jul 9, 2012

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    Always! - Ever since I was child, I learned to look up words. Only because my parents were fed up with me asking all the time, "What does that word mean?" So they bought...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 17, 2009

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    Internets Good Yeah? - I remember reading the dictionary before bed at night when I was a kid. Yeah say what you will, I like words. I won't say I'm actually any good at...
    newmurderer newmurderer 70+ May 11, 2010

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    Look Up Words - I do this since I love learning and learning is never a loss!  When I don't understand a word, I will look it up.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 16, 2011

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    Context Then Dictionary - Whenever I am reading a story or whatever I use context clues first, and then I try to guess what the word means. I always get excited whenever I am...
    donnabrownica donnabrownica 70+, F Aug 3, 2012

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    Word I Looked Up Today - I was reading through confessions today on this site, and I noticed an EP member's mood was "quixotic." I'd never even heard that word before! lol. So...
    Brieks07 Brieks07 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 25, 2009

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    It Started As My Grandfathers Reward! - My grandfather who loved to learn new things, having been an Air Force Master Sgt, along with many other careers after retirement used...
    therealbutternuts therealbutternuts 31-35, F Mar 9, 2010

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    I Like To Be Correct - I have my name all over the place in thousands of stories. If that many people are being exposed to my stuff, I feel I owe it to my readers to keep things...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 8, 2011

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