50 Fancy Words

Times Topics: 50 Fancy Words
By By PHILIP B. CORBETT
Published: June 8, 2010
Times readers are literate and well educated. But privately, away from the cocktail party, some of them may wonder: what exactly does “jejune” mean, anyway? If someone put a gun to my head, could I give a precise definition of “atavistic”?

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/topics/topic/2010afterdeadlineblog.pdf

http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0AkI3CFYxPb8xdEtLWUo3aWtvdHdLUTZsQnp1UU1UN0E&hl=en&output=html

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