This week's question is:
What is the BIGGEST word you've seen used in a book lately - that made you stop and look it up? Might as well leave the definition & book too.
I can't remember the exact word! But the book was Emma, by Jane Austen, and it was about her father being a valetudinarian/ somnambulist/ hypochondriac, again I cannot remember. I read it when I was in high school, a long long time ago but I remember having to check the dictionary on that one! :)
Somnambulism = an abnormal condition of sleep in which motor acts (as walking) are performed.
Valetudinarian = a person of a weak or sickly constitution; especially : one whose chief concern is his or her ill health.
Hypochondriac = to or suffering from hypochondria an excessive preoccupation with and worry about one's health. (A hypochondriac is different from a valetudinarian in that the latter has bona fide medical conditions).
Have a happy reading everyone!