Who says genre fiction can't increase a person's vocabulary? Just this past week I ran across two words, from two different sources. One was from Robert Jordan's "A Shadow Rising" and the other was from the story "Special Delivery" by Jeff Grubb published in a collection of Dragonlance short stories called "The Search for Power: Dragons from the War of Souls".
hackamore - (noun) - a simple loop bridle, by mean of which controlling pressure is exerted on the nose of a horse; used chiefly in breaking colts (1840-1850 American; Spanish influence)
wain - (noun) - a farm wagon or cart (before 900 CE Middle English; from the Old English waegn; eventually "wagon")
Until Next Time...