Members in the "Ask a Teacher" forum are told to read widely if they want a larger vocabulary.
While reading today, I came across a word for the first time in my life: gasconade.
P.S. If you already know it, I envy you.
If you do not, I shan't spoil the joy of consulting a dictionary. (Its etymology will give you a big laugh.)
I used to live on Gasconade street. (In St. Louis.)