I saw this allusion to David Foster Wallace, and just had to copy it. He does teach his readers new words, though they are seldom-used ones.
"Your Uncle Charles had his blood cholesterol tested late last week.
Though the verdict rendered was no worse than a rather unperspicuous
'Normal to Upper-normal', the penultimate modifier has caused, as you
might anticipate, much pacing and high-decibel whingeing, as well as
vows of eternal xerophagy from here on out."
David Foster Wallace; Infinite Jest: A Novel; Little, Brown and Company;
xerophagy (zi-ROF-uh-jee) noun
The eating of dry food, especially food that's cooked without oil.
In the early Christian Church, xerophagy meant eating food
cooked in water and salt during Lent. Xerophagy has also been practiced
in prison and in the military as a form of punishment.]