in honor of a rich vocabulary

To fail to embrace and thereby honor a rich vocabulary is a sacrilege advocated by those who would reduce the expanse of our lexicon to fit their own limited expression; these are often novices and drudges and certain book reviewers who ought to be confined to the exposition of instructions for installing a water heater.

from William Least Heat-Moon, Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey, p10

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