Often I have been accused of using an a big vocabulary. Once at work a person was upset that they had to use a dictionary to understand what I meant. While my college education helped I always said comics were the real reason that I had a wider then normal vocabulary. This was truer in older comics (I believe) then today's books.
I present as examples two words used in a J.M. DeMatteis scripted Legion of Super Heroes story from 1980 (issue #268 with Steve Ditko art).
loud: loud, powerful, or declamatory in tone
1. piece of learned writing: a written work resulting from prolonged study, often having a scholarly or pedantic style ( usually used in the plural )
2. long study: long hard study, especially at night
Now to try to use these in a sentence at work tomorrow.