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message 1: by Patricia (new)

Patricia | 971 comments Mod
I know all you smart voracious readers can come up with great words some of us might not know. So lets learn some.

In this day and age where a word is added to the dictionary simply because enough people use it (i.e. conversate instead of converse yes!! It is now in the dictionary) lets get back to learning a new word that's underused today.

I still remember my grammar school teachers saying "never say aint or your mother will faint and your father will fall in a bucket of red paint." Another one added to the dictionary. Egads.

So who has a really good big word we can all learn?


Queen_Annabelle | 13 comments solace.
lurking
winebibber


message 3: by Patricia (new)

Patricia | 971 comments Mod
#REPUTATION winebibber, wow that's a biblical word according to what I could find. From Proverbs, Matthew and Luke. Good one !


Queen_Annabelle | 13 comments THX! I am a book lover so...... need any more words?


Queen_Annabelle | 13 comments usufruct
unparagoned


message 6: by Patricia (new)

Patricia | 971 comments Mod
Lol I was thinking about getting my dictionary out but it has to weigh 15lbs at least. I think I should make it my profile pic.

Go for it! I don't feel like lifting it.


Queen_Annabelle | 13 comments accoutrements accessories
acumen quickness and keenness of judgment or insight.
anomalistic deviation or departure from the normal or common order, form, or rule; phenomenal
auspicious favorable, prosperous
bellwether a leader, trendsetter, first in their class, and ahead of the rest
callipygian having shapely buttocks
circumlocution 1. The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language. 2. Evasion in speech or writing. 3. A roundabout expression.
concupiscent a strong desire, especially sexual desire; lust
conviviality merry; festive
coruscant giving forth flashes of light; glittering
cuddlesome suitable for or inviting cuddling. Also, cuddly
cupidity eager or excessive desire, esp. to possess something: greed; avarice.
cynosure an object at the focal point of attention; something that is used as a guide
ebullient zestfully enthusiastic
equanimity the quality of being calm and even-tempered
excogitate to consider or think something out carefully and thoroughly
gasconading to boast; to brag
idiosyncratic belonging to one's peculiar and individual character
luminescent emitting light not caused by heat
magnanimous courageously noble in mind and heart; unselfish
nidificate to nest
osculator one who kisses
parsimonious frugal
penultimate means second to last - as in LOSER
perfidiousness betrayal of a trust
perspicacious having or showing penetrating mental discernment; clear-sighted
proficuous profitable; advantageous; useful
remunerative serving and providing profitability
saxicolous one who lives under a rock
sesquipedalian one who uses big words
superabundant abundant to excess
unencumbered free, not burdened with cares or responsibilities
unparagoned having no paragon or equal; matchless; peerless
usufruct the right to use and enjoy the profits and advantages of something belonging to another as long as the property is not damaged or altered in any way
winebibber one who drinks much wine


Queen_Annabelle | 13 comments boom!!!!


Queen_Annabelle | 13 comments how do u like these words???


message 10: by Patricia (new)

Patricia | 971 comments Mod
pococurante
a careless or indifferent person.
caring little; indifferent; nonchalant.


message 11: by Queen_Annabelle (new)

Queen_Annabelle | 13 comments r u calling me that????


message 12: by Patricia (new)

Patricia | 971 comments Mod
It will take me a while to go through that list!


message 13: by Queen_Annabelle (new)

Queen_Annabelle | 13 comments oh. is it too long???? sorry!


message 15: by Patricia (new)

Patricia | 971 comments Mod
No! I'm not calling you that. I Google searched word of the day and got that one. Hahaha I know that's one I'll never use never mind figure out how to pronounce!


message 16: by Queen_Annabelle (new)

Queen_Annabelle | 13 comments oh. good. if u called me that..........
I would laugh! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂


message 17: by Patricia (new)

Patricia | 971 comments Mod
Kind of looks Italian to me. Lmao


message 18: by Queen_Annabelle (new)

Queen_Annabelle | 13 comments ya!


message 19: by Queen_Annabelle (new)

Queen_Annabelle | 13 comments accolade
a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
acrimony
a rough and bitter manner
angst
an acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety
anomaly
deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule
antidote
a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison
avant-garde
radically new or original
baroque
relating to an elaborately ornamented style of art and music
bona fide
not counterfeit or copied
boondoggle
work of little or no value done merely to look busy
bourgeois
being of the property-owning class
bravado
a swaggering show of courage
brogue
a thick and heavy shoe
brusque
marked by rude or peremptory shortness
Byzantine
of or relating to or characteristic of the Byzantine Empire or the ancient city of Byzantium
cacophony
loud confusing disagreeable sounds
camaraderie
the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability
capricious
determined by chance or impulse rather than by necessity
carte blanche
complete freedom or authority to act
caustic
capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
charisma
personal attractiveness that enables you to influence others
cloying
overly sweet
deja vu
the experience of thinking a new situation already occurred
dichotomy
a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses
dilettante
an amateur engaging in an activity without serious intention
disheveled
in disarray; extremely disorderly
elan
enthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness
ennui
the feeling of being bored by something tedious
epitome
a standard or typical example
equanimity
steadiness of mind under stress
equivocate
be deliberately ambiguous or unclear
esoteric
understandable only by an enlightened inner circle
euphemism
an inoffensive expression substituted for an offensive one
fait accompli
an irreversible accomplishment
fastidious
giving careful attention to detail
faux pas
a socially awkward or tactless act
fiasco
a complete failure or collapse
finagle
achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
Freudian slip
a slip-up that (according to Sigmund Freud) results from the operation of unconscious wishes or conflicts and can reveal unconscious processes in normal healthy individuals
glib
artfully persuasive in speech
gregarious
temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others
harbinger
something indicating the approach of something or someone
hedonist
someone motivated by desires for sensual pleasures
heresy
a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion
idiosyncratic
peculiar to the individual
idyllic
charmingly simple and serene
indelicate
slightly indecent, offensive, or improper
infinitesimal
immeasurably small
insidious
working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way
junket
dessert made of sweetened milk coagulated with rennet
kitsch
excessively garish or sentimental art
litany
any long and tedious address or recital
lurid
glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism
Machiavellian
of or relating to amoral or conniving political principles
malaise
a general feeling of discomfort, uneasiness, or depression
malinger
avoid responsibilities and duties
mantra
literally a `sacred utterance' in Vedism
maudlin
effusively or insincerely emotional
mercenary
a person hired to fight for another country than their own
minimalist
a conservative advocating only minor reforms in government
misnomer
an incorrect or unsuitable name
narcissist
someone who is excessively self-centered
nirvana
the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation
non sequitur
a reply that has no relevance to what preceded it
nouveau-riche
characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position
oblivion
the state of being disregarded or forgotten
ogle
stare or look at, especially with amorous intentions
ostentatious
intended to attract notice and impress others
ostracize
expel from a community or group
panacea
hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases
paradox
a statement that contradicts itself
peevish
easily irritated or annoyed
perfunctory
hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
philistine
a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits
precocious
characterized by exceptionally early development
propriety
correct behavior
quid pro quo
something for something
quintessential
representing the perfect example of a class or quality
red herring
diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue
revel
take delight in
rhetoric
study of the technique for using language effectively
scintillating
having brief brilliant points or flashes of light
spartan
unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment
stigma
a symbol of disgrace or infamy
stoic
seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive
suave
having a sophisticated charm
Svengali
someone (usually maleficent) who tries to persuade or force another person to do his bidding
sycophant
a person who tries to please someone to gain an advantage
teetotaler
a total abstainer
tete-a-tete
a private conversation between two people
tirade
a speech of violent denunciation
tryst
a secret rendezvous, especially between lovers
ubiquitous
being present everywhere at once
unrequited
not returned in kind
untenable
incapable of being defended or justified
vicarious
experienced at secondhand
vile
morally reprehensible
waft
a long flag; often tapering
white elephant
a valuable possession whose upkeep is excessively expensive
zealous
marked by active interest and enthusiasm


message 20: by Queen_Annabelle (new)

Queen_Annabelle | 13 comments 100 words! here ya go!


message 21: by Greg (new)

Greg (lupercross) duvet - a bed cover filled with feathers
futhark - a runic alphabet
gossypol - a toxic pigment
didapper - a grebe or dabchick (which are two more good ones for a type of water fowl).
fylfot - a swastika

I figured I would put in my 2-bits worth.


message 22: by Patricia (new)

Patricia | 971 comments Mod
Good I thought everyone would.

I am by no means stupid and I'm old but I recently had to look up what a brace of pheasant was. After years of reading it and hearing it in movies I had no idea how many it was. I finally got curious. It's two which makes perfect sense.

Didappers a good one. If I used it in a sentence before today I'd have to say:

Go change da dapper on the baby.

Now I know that is incorrect!


message 23: by Patricia (new)

Patricia | 971 comments Mod
sabulous: sandy; gritty.


message 24: by Patricia (new)

Patricia | 971 comments Mod
Sot Weed

Tobacco.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

This was in a book I'm reading. I thought it probably meant tobacco but looked it up to be sure.


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