Besides quotes I also collect words. Interesting words. (But I'm the judge of what's interesting or not, of course.) I try to keep up with the several words-of-the-day I receive by email every day, but usually I have quite a hefty backlog to go through.
Some interesting examples from "today's" harvest:
Adoption of female clothing and manners by a male.
1. Excessive or flashy ornamentation or decoration.
2. A fuss over a matter of little importance.
Totall random picks:
A fabled submarine hall where a magician or sorcerer met with his disciples: placed by Cazotte ‘under the sea near Tunis’, by Southey ‘under the roots of the ocean’; used by Carlyle in the sense of ‘infernal cave’, ‘den of iniquity’.
Interpretive or explanatory.
1. A fellowship or association.
2. In the Roman Catholic Church, a lay society for devotional or charitable purposes.
a A woman who prostitutes herself for hire; a prostitute, harlot.
b. More generally: An unchaste or lewd woman; a fornicatress or adulteress. to play the whore (of a woman), to commit fornication or adultery.
c. A male prostitute; any promiscuous or unprincipled person. (Esp. as a term of abuse.)
Lofty or grandiose in speech or expression; using a high-flown style of discourse; bombastic.