Now one rather annoying thing about scholars is that they are always using Big Words that some of us can't understand...
...and one sometimes gets the impression that those intimidating words are there to keep us from understanding.
In this section from "The Tao of Pooh" (which I finally bought after years of dithering) the author's emphasis is on the word "keep" but I feel it could be equally applied to the following "us".
The point, of course, is for the scholar to appear superior, to blind us with science.
I have no pretence of being superior to anyone which is why I don't use long words for the sake of it. It infuriates me when I have to look up every other word in something I'm reading because the author wishes to be seen as clever.
What's the famous quote? "If you can't explain it simply enough..."