Great new ways of looking at words: some of which have mostly dropped out of usage, and many which seem to have become standard. Poor Bierce would be in paroxysms of horror. While it may not be your go-to for modern literary language, you may want to take a look—it'll make you think about your words, and not just accept the common parlance. For example: Demean (v) is related to demeanor and therefore should be neutral, it's used in place of debased. Also amusing how many problems can be charged to the newspapers.