Do you refer Dictionary / Thesaurus to get the word or just assume it
14 Jul 10
Well, I'm online most of the day so I can just look up the meaning in the online dictionary I'm using. But if the computer is rather far, I will just have to continue reading and put the word in the overall context to understand the author.
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21 Aug 10
Usually I try to work it out from the context. It's likely that the author will use the word again a few paragraphs or pages later, and from that extra information I'll be able to guess at a meaning. If I stumble across the same word again and it's within a context that would call for a completely different meaning... then I look it up and make sure I have it right. If a word I don't know just strikes me as interesting, I'll probably look it up the first time.