‘Panegyric,’ ‘immiscible’ top NYT list of most frequently looked-up words

New York Times
Timesmen James Robinson and Jeremy Safran have once again compiled a list of the words readers look up most often with the dictionary function on NYTimes.com. Times standards editor Philip Corbett notes that it includes “a number of head-scratching favorites that also made the lists in 2010 and 2009: inchoate, opprobrium and hubris are apparently as troublesome as ever, even to our well-read audience. On the other hand, such past standbys as solipsistic, peripatetic and antediluvian are missing. Did Times readers finally learn them? Did we give up and stop using them? Or did the readers give up and just turn to another story?

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  • Anonymous

    What’s most interesting is why the Times would have 11 different articles that use the word ‘crepuscular’. Are they just a bunch of romantics that like to write about sunsets? Or are they bats and mosquito articles from the Science section?
    Jay Branegan
    Washington, DC

  • Anonymous

    What’s most interesting is why the Times would have 11 different articles that use the word ‘crepuscular’. Are they just a bunch of romantics that like to write about sunsets? Or are they bats and mosquito articles from the Science section?
    Jay Branegan
    Washington, DC