Sound and Fury

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Some words

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Here, for your delectation is a post entirely free from bitching and moaning.

The English language is full of wonderful words. Try and use as many of these words in conversation in the next week.

  • Stentorian
  • Bellicose
  • Avuncular
  • Phlegmatic
  • Loquacious
  • Defunct
  • Zest
  • Facsimile
  • Palimpest
  • Gusto
  • Whim
  • Feral
  • Simulacrum
  • Verisimilitude
  • Daedalian
  • Crenellated
  • Banjaxed
  • Absquatulate
  • Shenanigans
  • Ragamuffin
  • Tomfoolery
  • Rascal

Some words are harder than others to drop into a normal conversation. How would you ever get to say “crenellated” unless the topic of castles actually came up? Others are easier. Rather than just leaving a pub, you could absquatulate from it. Tomfoolery is appropriate in almost any context…


Written by Seamus

August 5, 2008 at 10:37 pm

Posted in new words, random

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