I'm personally of the opinion that
word-choice questions are more about jogging the OP's memory rather than trying to teach him or her vocabulary. This came up with my post here, in which several people rewrote my question (which I preferred to leave concise).
Since it seems there are people on both sides of the issue (notice we both got up-voted on the comments), I thought I'd ask the opinion of the community as a whole.
I promise to abide by the will of the collective. :-)