You know how sometimes you can read a dictionary entry all you want and you still don't absorb the essence of the word? That's my pedantic. Please: give me a definition of pedantic; give me examples of its usage; tell me who in your life fits that word. (Gecko? A little help?)
Contrary to having been around the block several times, reading the dictionary as a child, and aspiring to be an intellectual, my English language vocabulary is quite average. I instead focused on growing the same base vocabulary in 6 other languages (French, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Italian, and ASL; I also dabbled briefly in Arabic but had to stop when I could speak it but not read it) rather than expanding my one native language. I'm quirky that way.