Alright, I have a huge confession to make. I have been lacking in the vocabulary department for the past nine years of my life. Since I have had children, I found my interest in lengthy literary works of art has declined, and when I do have time to read, it is generally for entertainment and escape. Which is great, but sometimes we need to read to learn something new, to open our minds and eyes to new worlds....and new words.
I use iGoogle as my homepage which has a great way to organize only what you need to see on your page to keep from distractions. One of the additions on this is a word of the day. I think it's a great add on for my writing craft, especially because they do give you interesting words that you may or may not have ever heard of. Yesterday's word really gave me a good laugh, as I had never, ever heard this word used before, and yet the definition is so common!
CRAPULOUS: to be sick from or marked by excessive drinking
And to think, if I had heard someone just say, "Oh man, I am crapulous today!" I would have thought they made it up as a cross between CRAP and FABULOUS. I would have also been pretty jealous that they made up such a rockin' new word. However, it truly is in the dictionary as a real word. So far, it is my favorite, and I can't wait to use it in my novel. My MC's day begins crapulous and only gets crappier from there. :)
Have fun fellow writers!