pieces o'nine wrote:commensurate
...ever since someone ran and 'told on me' for using this word at work (!)...
When I lived in the DC 'burbs, an aide to DC's mayor got fired for using 'niggardly' - a perfectly good word - in a budget meeting.
He was shunned for a while but eventually got hired back on in another position, after a public vocabulary lesson for the rest of the city government.