I actually have no problem with this — what the hell — it can't hurt. And it's fun to learn crazy ass new words.
Although ... I opened to a random page and my eye fell on ... "halcyon." A word I only know in the fixed phrase "the halcyon days of my youth." And I learned that "the adjective derives from the noun sense referring to a mythical bird said by ancient writers to breed in a nest floating at sea at the winter solstice, charming the wind and waves into calm." Well. Wikipedia, the source of all truth, explains it a little more thoroughly as part of the myth of Alcyone, which I won't go into, but which you can read about here. And then the coolest part of the entry for "halcyon" (in 1001 Words) is the example: "the halcyon days when profits were soaring."
So who knows. Maybe tomorrow I'll try to use "halcyon" in a memo. Take that, intransigent Deans!