Learning new words--
I'm a passionate & avid reader. Not a day goes by that I don't run into a word I am unfamiliar with. Not just a word I don't really know, but a word I SWEAR I've never seen before. I love it! Look it up, put it into a sentence or two, memorize its spelling, and thoroughly become FAMILIAR with it.
Here's a word I ran into in a blog I subscribe to: per•sev•er•ate (pərˈsɛv əˌreɪt)
v.i. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to repeat a word, gesture, or act insistently or redundantly.