As I’m writing this, I realize that though I’m “learning” new vocabulary words, I’m not actually learning them. I’m not using them, I haven’t actually added them to my vocabulary. So, I’m expanding this goal to say that I have to use each of these vocabulary words somewhere in my novel I’m forcing myself to write.
Here is a new one. I don’t know this word at all, but for some reason I like it:
esoteric \es-uh-TER-ik\, adjective:
1. understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest; recondite
2. belonging to the select few
3. private; secret; confidential
4. (of a philosophical doctrine or the like) intended to be revealed only to the initiates of a group