Would you feel like it was a problem, or like it was wrong, to create a word yourself? Or would you feel as if it was too much of a bother to do it and just wait for it to be created? Or would you do it some other way?
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I would not, unless it was fiction, because then I would feel like a kid.
I hit the dictionaries, (I have a few) and the thesaurus for a for the right one too, but I would not feel right creating one.
I like Shakespeare. I like etymology. I hate entomology. So I agree.
Since I won a spelling bee with a 28 letter word in the 7th grade, I think that I would keep searching for a word to fit what I needed. Besides, creating one would make me feel like a kid again and I do not like that.
Really? But kidhood is the sweetest time of life, I think :)
The word, no doubt, was antidisestablishmentarianism. Am I correct? or should it have been Antidisestablishmentarianism?
Twilight Lawns, Yes it was. I checked the Cambridge Dictionary (the word came from England) and it was just written as "anti".
It sounds as if you have young students. :-) That sounds like a fun reason.
I would definitely research it too for reality, for fiction I would just come up with a new one.