Editing or writing something and can’t find a word in Merriam-Webster, American Heritage, or the Oxford English Dictionary? Don’t freak out and don’t (necessarily) delete it.
I once taught at a small technical college in New York City. When teaching at a technical college, much to many adjuncts’ chagrin, you have to write all your own material, from the grading rubrics to the final exams. This also means a lot of administrative work, including copying, printing, paper-clipping, and the like.