A word a day, keeps the doctor away!
- expedite - make (an action or process) happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly. he promised to expedite economic reforms.
- whither - to what place or state (archaic or literary). They asked people whither they would emigrate
- onerous - involving a great deal of effort, trouble, or difficulty. He found his duties increasingly onerous
- former/latter. I always forgot what word meant the first, and what the second, until I read latter comes from the old English "later". That rules out of course the meaning of "former"!
- stagger - arrange (events, payments, hours etc) so they do not occur at the same time Meetings are staggered throughout the day., arrange (objects) in a zigzag order or so that they are not in line Stagger the screws at each joint; astonish or deeply shock the staggering bills for maintenance and repair; walk or move unsteadily, as if about to fall He staggered to his feet, swaying a little
- rife - common occurence of something undesirable or harmful. male chauvinism was rife in medicine in those days
- corroborate - confirm or give support to a statementh, theory, or finding. The witness had corroborated the boy's account of the attack
Using my script to extract highlighted text from my kobo reader, I also have another list of words from books I'm reading or have read. It can be found in the dict subdirectory!