I think as a writer I'm expected to have a big vocabulary. The truth is I kind of do. I'm aware it could be way bigger though. I don't know if "vocab-envy" is actually a thing but hey, it might just be. Not saying that I really have such a thing. One thing I am actually envious of those is people who can just create a lot of different words. When I read a story and there's a glossary/dictionary in the back I know the person who wrote it is pretty creative.
This motherfucker practically invented the English language.
The real problem with my vocabulary though? It's that I know a lot of words; I just can't define them. There are a lot of words I can use in a sentence but if you asked me what they actually mean I don't think I could tell you. My vocabulary is of a pretty decent size but I can't really tell you what most of them mean. It's kind of odd to me. I imagine I'm not the only one like that though. I just grew up with the words and know how to use them in context. I think that's one reason I'm so accepting of words only having power when used in the correct context but that's also a whole other subject entirely. It's also one that covers a lot of issues I don't really feel like touching.
Can you define most of the words you know? What's the most obscure word you know, that you can use and define?