A large vocabulary is like an artist having a big palette of colors.
We don’t have to use all the colors in a single painting,
but it helps to be able to find just the right shade when we need it.
We shouldn’t hesitate to use an unusual shade of color if it brings out a nuance in the painting.
A large vocabulary works the same way.
We don’t have to use long, multisyllabic words all the time,
but if a word fits, if it helps to portray our thoughts and convey ideas better,
we shouldn’t hesitate to use it.
~Anu Garg, creator of http://wordsmith.org/ and A.Word.A.Day daily email