I just discovered a feature on NYTimes.com which I didn't even realize was available.
1. Go to an article page, like this one
2. Find a word you don't know (or any word in the body of the article). My word was Pablum
3. Double click on the word
Woah! Definition popup! That's actually what I was looking for!
I was actually trying to right-click, but my finger twitched. I knew that IE doesn't have a lookup feature by default, but I remember that there was a Firefox extension which would open dictionary.com in a new tab if you right clicked on a word. I was secretly hoping that I had found and installed such a feature in IE
Oh, well. Pleasant surprise. By the way, Pablum is "A trademark used for a bland soft cereal for infants."
And this week, no matter what happens, you're still in better shape than Antonio Gonzales.