It may surprise few that I once considered doing something similar. I am an inveterate dictionary-browser, regardless, but I balked at actually reading the durned thing cover to cover, as it lacked a certain je ne sais quoi narrative interest.
I mostly grew out of this phase.
The bit about glove amused me. I very often encounter common words that just have a strangeness about them, at least in that moment. Something like looking at a place you've driven up to and trying to figure out how you (or the English language) got there.