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Q: 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.
This is a great question! Normally, when I have a word that I have no idea what it means, I write it down on a piece of paper to look up in the dictionary later. If I'm on my Kindle though, I can just look up a word right away. It's so convenient for a word nerd like me.
So, that brings me to my answer to this week's question. My word is obstinate and it means "very difficult to change or overcome" (x). It's definitely not a word you see/hear in every day life, so I suggest everyone try using it in a sentence. You can amaze your friends and family! LOL!
Anyway, this word comes from 11/22/63 by Stephen King and it is actually used quite frequently throughout the book. One of the major themes of the novel is "the past is obstinate" meaning that the past doesn't want to be changed. Jake Epping, the book's protagonist, goes back in time to stop the Kennedy Assassination in order to change the world. However, changing time is incredibly difficult and there are consequences. I won't spoil anything about what happens, but I suggest you all pick it up now. It's an incredibly beautiful and powerful story...because I'm sure all of us wishes we could go back in time and change things without realizing how truly complex and interwoven humanity has become.