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Unfamiliar Words in the Books You Read : Unknown words, recognized words whose definitions you didn't know, & known words with new meanings.

re: Unfamiliar words from: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Just ran across a new one:
Vernix: (Med.) In full, vernix caseosa. A greasy deposit covering the skin of a baby at birth.
From the OED. Unusual.

4 years ago