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Mr Dickens and the Dictionary and Thesaurus.
'Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand
at the grind-stone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping,
clutching, covetous, old sinner! Hard and
sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire;
secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster. The cold within
him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shriveled
his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes
red, his thin lips blue and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice. A
frosty rime was on his head, and on his eyebrows, and his wiry chin. He
carried his own low temperature always about with him; he iced his office
in the dogdays; and didn't thaw it one degree
Sometimes even using the dictionary doesn't help us very
much. Using the THESAURUS
to find SYNONYMS
might give us more meaning.
You can use this approach to all text that you find off-putting because the vocabulary is too complicated.