She may well have been, but when I discussed the matter with her in her office, she was quite friendly. She explained that there were these two particular dictionaries on her shelf which the top editor said included ALL of the words which would be accepted as a matter of the paper's policy! No exceptions were to be allowed. She said.
Since I find stupid policies pretty much everywhere I look, I didn't let it get my panties all tied up in knots. Otherwise, my panties would ALWAYS be knotted up! And who can live like that?