Question: What do you do when you come across a word you don’t know?

Posted January 30, 2013 by Carmel in Question / 14 Comments

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I’m ashamed to admit that I usually just keep on reading. LOL If I can’t figure it out by the context in which it’s used I’ll move on. Although, I do feel the need to mention that it’s rare for me to get stumped on a word so I don’t want you thinking that I’m constantly skipping over important parts of books.

I read paranormal fiction not scientific textbooks so generally the vocabulary isn’t overly above-average. The only time that I’ll actually look up a word is if I’ve come across it multiple times and still don’t know the meaning or if it’s world-specific vocabulary and the novel includes a glossary of terms (like in J.R. Ward’s BDB series).

What do YOU do?

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14 responses to “Question: What do you do when you come across a word you don’t know?

  1. If it´s paperback, i´ll just skip it. That´s what´s so great about Kindle, just highlight and get your dictionary =) Love it!
    It´s spoiled me to the point that i´ve started to try to highligth with my finger in my paperbacks, too *facepalm*

  2. I have to say that I do skip them sometimes, but usually have to look them up. If I am not on my Kindle, I use my phone to check Google. Lol.

  3. If I can get the general idea I’ll just go with it. If I’m really lost (or intrigued), I look it up – but only on ebooks with dictionary because I’m lazy like that LOL