I just finished Jack Vance's 'Dying Earth' series. The series was a bit rambling and dense at times. Although I really enjoyed the episodicCugel stories. I now really get the whole 'Vancian Magic' concept. Memorizing complicated spells, intoning strange syllables and making odd gesturing. Then after the spell is used it is wiped from your memory. I also learned some cool spell naming schemes.
Here is a few spell names of my own design.
Fastidious Rending Lash Doubtful Distracting Hiccup Radiant Glow of Ennui Resplendent Parting Gesture Flippant False Feign Tilting Perception of Time and Fragrant Urge of Embarrassment