some words i've learned since i started reading Miroslav Volf's Exclusion and Embrace:
pyres- combustables to burn a corpse
tacit- unvoiced or unspoken, understood without being openly expressed
misanthropy- hatred of women
syllogism- deductive reasoning...
aphorism- general truth
misogynous-hatred of women
androcentric- centered on, emphasizing male or masculine interests
ontology- nature of existence
coalesce- to grow together into one body
and i don't care if you think i'm dumb for not knowing half of these words to begin with... i don't read very much and didn't learn enough vocab in middle school (dang public schools). But i have bookmarked Dictionary.com and life is getting better.