My husband is writing a book and used the word "hubris". He insists it's a common word and most people will know what it means. I have a law degree and never heard it. Is "hubris" a word most people will know?
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Thanks for answering the question DrivingPeace. I definitely learned something new and think it may be safe to use the word in the book.
Thanks so much for the helpful advice SidKemp! Describing the word may be much safer. Although I did increase my vocab as a result of law school I agree that this one should have been included. There will always be more to learn:)
Thanks for answering ajwrites57. Citing an example might be a way to play it safe. Many people study Greek literature at some point so the word may be more common than I thought.
You are welcome. My high school AP Lit teacher and college Classical Greek Lit prof drummed the concept into our heads! I have to watch that I don't get hubristic over it!
I don't hear it on a regular basis but must have heard it in high school too:) Thanks for answering ExpectGreatThings!