Do you know what “crepuscular” means? How about “panegyric?” If you do – and you didn’t look it up and cheat like we did – congrats, because those two words are among the top 10 most looked-up words on The New York Times’ website.
Today the Times posted a list of the top 50, so if you’re into seeing just how smart you are compared to other readers, go check it out. For the record, “churlish” is the only one we knew without having to look it up. Please don’t judge us.