As for 'big words' that are related to the usage of big words:
' (try working that
into a smug text) I confess to stumbling across that one recently, and would be completely uncomfortable with its usage
And a word which describes some of the overeducated posers that repelled me as a teenager
' In a sense this means asking a lot of questions
' This means banter
If I wished to describe my present state as characterised by my lack of means
' Holding steadfast to a purpose
An excellent textbook for writing style is The Elements Of Style
by William Stunk Jr. and E.B. White.
Indeed, in that book, it is argued that the appropriateness of the usage of a word can be compared in value to money. For instance, don't use a hundred-dollar word when a ten-cent word will suffice.
And sorry about that image, I didn't think it'd run so big.