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add some new words to my vocab!

Discussion in 'Writer's Circle' started by RainiSky, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. RainiSky

    RainiSky New 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?
     
  2. KMD

    KMD New Member

    Triskaidekaphobia.
    -Irrational fear of the number thirteen.

    Bisect.
    -Chop in half.

    Defenestration.
    -Eviction via window.

    Omnipotent.
    -All powerful.

    Supercilious.
    -Condescending.
     
  3. Aevar

    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".
     
  4. Joshua Raxter

    Joshua Raxter Member

    Apathy- The lack of caring

    Effable- Able to be described in words.

    Alcazar- A Spanish Palace or fortress

    Badmash- Hooligan
     
  5. Nilum

    Nilum A Curious Man Benefactor Absolutely Fabulous

    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.
     
  6. Naaz

    Naaz I'm the goddamn hero

    Defenestration - the act of throwing someone out of a window. If I can defenestrate at least one person in my life, and then use the word in a sentence, my life would be complete.
     
  7. StarryGuts

    StarryGuts New Member

  8. Isla

    Isla Active Member

    A fantastic way to add new words to your vocabulary is to continuously read books!
     
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  9. CeruleanRaindrops

    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~
     
  10. StellaLuna4

    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.
     
  11. Rubbler

    Rubbler New Member

    Apoplectic: overcome with anger, furious

    Daniel was apoplectic with rage at the decision.
     
  12. Lazzamore

    Lazzamore WAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!!

    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?
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2018
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  13. Rubbler

    Rubbler New Member

    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.
     
  14. Emory

    Emory Active 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.
     
  15. Bobcat49

    Bobcat49 New 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
     

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