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

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