Plus, there's something immensely amusing about using a 50-cent word to polish a concept that's a bit low-rent. Is it better to say "coprophagous" or "shit-eating"? Is there a better word for a no-work job than "sinecure"? Is it better to say "nice ass" or "callipygian"? Is there better word than "anomie" to describe Kurt Cobain's lyrics, "Here we are now, entertain us!"
Anyway, that said, these days it's rare that I read a sentence that contains two of these gems, neither of which I had ever seen before, much less know. Francis P. of Eternity Road writes:
Your Curmudgeon will concede that his customary lucubrations are noteworthy principally for their anfractuosity.
This is not a man to be trifled with in an argument. BTW, I have no comment on the substance of his post. But lucubrations? Anfractuosity? Two Gold Stars and go to the head of the class!