Do you own a dictionary? I’m not sure I do. The internet takes care of that for me. The only problem is that you can’t flip to a random page of an internet dictionary and start looking for challenging words. You need an idea of what you want to look up. Typing in “hard words” just gives you the definition for ‘hard’ or ‘words’.
This was my super serious predicament when writing What Love Meanswhere spelling bees serve as a backdrop for the action. Luckily, vocabulary.com was around to help me out. That might be the nerdiest thing I’ve ever said and I have a few seasons of Star Trek on DVD.
Apparently, the site does more than help authors find challenging spelling bee words. I think you’ll be happy to know that at least one queer book is popular/important enough to have a vocab list on the site.
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