add some new words to my vocab!

RainiSky

Member
I always need new words to make myself sound more sophisticated, so I would appreciate it if you would list some words and their definitions below.
Also, does anyone have any advice for me since I'm a newbie and all?
 

KMD

New Member
Triskaidekaphobia.
-Irrational fear of the number thirteen.

Bisect.
-Chop in half.

Defenestration.
-Eviction via window.

Omnipotent.
-All powerful.

Supercilious.
-Condescending.
 

Aevar

Dark Wanderer
I hear ya, it's always nice to add some words to your vocabulary. Took a while before I picked up that the "&" symbol was actually called an "Ampersand".
 

Nilum

The Wanderer Returned
Benefactor
Let me teach you some V's.

Vivacious, Vivacity - Lively and attractive, especially when said of a woman.

Voracious - Great in appetite.

Voluptuous - Luxury or sexual pleasure.

Vole - An animal. An adorable animal.

Vivific - Imparting spirit or vivacity. (Bonus: This is archaic.)

Vapid - Empty, meaningless, shallow.

Valiant - Brave, Courageous.

Venge - To Avenge. (Bonus: This is archaic.)

Vacuity - The quality or state of being empty; emptiness.

Vexing - Confusing.

Viable - Possible, potential.
 

CeruleanRaindrops

Professional Dork
Barmicide - (adj.) illusory or imaginary and therefore disappointing
[likemyrelationshipstatus*cough*]

Benthos - (n.) the flora and fauna on the bottom of a sea or lake

Bibliophile - (n.) a person who buys and sells books, especially rare ones

Constellate - (v.) to gather together in a cluster or group

Cyanic - (adj.) blue; azure

Deasil - (adj.) clockwise

Deracinate - (v.) to tear something up by the roots

Erubescent - (adj.) reddening or blushing

Eucatastrophe - (n.) a happy ending to a story

Eviternity - (n.) eternal existence or everlasting duration

Fuscous - (adj.) dark and somber in color

Gasconade - (n.) extravagant boasting

Logomachy - (n.) an argument about words

Minacious - (adj.) menacing or threatening

Nacarat - (n.) a bright orange-red color

Noctambulist - (n.) a sleepwalker

Thalassic - (adj.) relating to the sea

Umbriferous - (adj.) shady

Vagarious - (adj.) erratic and unpredictable in behavior or direction

Zetetic - (adj.) proceeding by inquiry or investigation


I love the English language sometimes~
 

StellaLuna4

Failed Pancake Art
exsanguination noun - the action of draining a person, animal, or organ of blood. (Good for fancy vampires!)

loquacious adj - very talkative

scintillating adj - (1) sparkling or shining brightly. (2)brilliantly and excitingly clever or skillful.

hauteur noun - a disdainful arrogance

pantomime noun - communication solely by facial expression and gesture

prurience noun - inclined to having lustful thoughts; having a restless desire

wergild noun - ancient germanic law, it is the value of a man's life, payable to the family by the murderer.

ebrious adj - slightly drunk

I knew my hobby of collecting words would come in handy someday.
 

Lazzamore

WAAAAAAAAAA-
Confounded (Adjective): Confused.
Coquette (noun): An old slur for a flirtatious woman.
Erudite (noun): A well-learned and intelligent person.
Fortnite (noun): Don't hurt me! The word on which the game is named means "A period of time equal to 14 days"! Honest!
And lastly, Biweekly (Adjective/adverb): This word can mean either 'every two weeks' (Fortnite-ly?) or 'twice a week', seemingly to confound me. It depends on your interpretation.

Hopefully this doesn't come across as pompous... But that's the price of using erudite words, isn't it?
 
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Rubbler

Member
Fortnite (noun): Don't hurt me! The word on which the game is named means "A period of time equal to 14 days"! Honest
Lol! I detect a big Fortnite player. I don't play Fortnite, I only played it once. (Omg, Fortnite is in the dictionary, it autocorrected me)

Evince: reveal the presence of a quality or feeling, indicate

The news stories evinced the usual mixture of sympathy and satisfaction.
 

Emory

Well-Known Member
I'm bored so here's some words I enjoy:

Eclectic (adj)- deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.

Sardonic (adj)- grimly mocking or cynical.

Bedlam (n)- a scene of uproar and confusion.

Didactic (adj)- intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive.

Pensive (adj)- engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep or serious thought.

Ephemeral (adj)- lasting for a very short time.

Fisticuffs (n)- fighting with the fists.

Idyllic (adj)- (especially of a time or place) like an idyll; extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque.

Infinitesimal (adj)- extremely small.

De facto (adv)- in fact, or in effect, whether by right or not.

Quid pro quo (n)- a favor or advantage granted or expected in return for something.

Juxtaposition (n)- the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect.

Lexicon (n)- the vocabulary of a person, language, or branch of knowledge.

Mellifluous (adj)- (of a voice or words) sweet or musical; pleasant to hear.

Peon (n)- a person who does menial work; a drudge.

Outlandish (adj)- looking or sounding bizarre or unfamiliar.

Phalanx (n)- a body of troops or police officers, standing or moving in close formation.

Pseudonym (n)- a fictitious name, especially one used by an author.

Pussyfoot (v)- act in a cautious or noncommittal way.

Sojourn (n)- a temporary stay.

Zeitgeist (n)- the defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time.
 

Bobcat49

Member
Misanthrope - Someone who dislikes every person
Insinuation - A hint at something bad, can be used for subtle insults.
Ictuate - To emphasize
Conundrum - A problem or difficult situation

Good luck
 

ellisael

New Member
These are some of the words i especially enjoy

on·o·mat·o·poe·ia
the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named (e.g. cuckoo, sizzle ).
the use of onomatopoeia for rhetorical effect.

rig·ma·role
a lengthy and complicated procedure
 

Arcane

Member
Sesquipedalian - ses·qui·pe·da·li·an - Pretty much, it refers to big words with a lot of syllables but it can also be used to describe someone who regularly or needlessly uses big words.

Esoteric - es·o·ter·ic - A subject that is intended to or likely to be understood by a small number of people; specialized knowledge or interest. This is also the stage name of an Australian rapper (Eso for short) and was almost my username before I went with Arcane.

Canoodle - ca·noo·dle - To kiss, cuddle, or caress. I'm including this word because it makes me laugh. I had a girlfriend who I once asked in a very serious and seductive tone, "Hey baby, you wanna' canoodle?" As I recall, her response was something along the lines of not wanting to mix food with sex.

So there you go, some new words for you to canoodle.
 

Capri

a losing battle is raging
Mentor
ichthytaxidermy - fish taxidermy

vauntiness - boastfulness

discalced - barefoot

duodenary - relating to the number 12.

phytogenic - a material related to plants.

eximious - excellent.

feak - a lock of hair
 

Featherstone

Father of Falcons
Sanguine: In modern English, it refers to hope or optimism; archaically, it meant blood red
-Sanguinary: bloodthirsty, or bloody

Sobriquet: someone's nickname, that's...literally it :,)

To add on to feak from our buddy up there: 'to feak' or the action of 'feaking' is what a bird does when they wipe their beak on a perch or similar surface to clean off their beak/lores/face after eating!

Panache: the feather in a hat is a panache, and to behave with panache would be to behave confidently/stylishly/flamboyantly

Zeitgeist: a German word, with "zeit" coming from the word for "time" and "geist" meaning something like "ghost" or "spirit." It means something like the spirit of the time/culture/place, almost like the atmosphere.
 

MisterIodine

Active Member
Aibohphobia- the fear of words that spell the same backwards. Look at the word, the word itself spells the same backwards!
 
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