Hard Words in The New York Times




When you’re reading The New York Times and stumble upon a word you don’t know, you can highlight it and the Times will give you the definition. Naturally, the Times keeps track of the definitions it provides. So what are the most commonly looked up words? You can find the top ten below. (Get a longer list here.) So, smart readers, did you know all of them?

  1. sui generis
  2. solipsistic
  3. louche
  4. laconic
  5. saturnine
  6. antediluvian
  7. epistemological
  8. shibboleths
  9. penury
  10. sumptuary

via @aknopf


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