Confused? Puzzled? So was I. Don’t worry. There’s help on the way.
Check out Wordnik. http://www.wordnik.com/word-of-the-day
It’s an online dictionary and a thesaurus. It publishes an unusual word every day under the tab, “Word of the day”. They even provide audio of how to pronounce them. The words are so unusual, they may be difficult to bring into normal conversation. If you do manage to use them, people may call you a genius.
Here’s my take on that:
There was a young girl, who loved words,
Her mate thought that it was absurd;
She studied real hard,
Learned words like Asgard,
A divorce shortly after occurred.