Tuesday, March 19, 2013

17 Cool and Interesting Words That I Should Work Into My Vocabulary

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I guess I have a fair enough vocabulary but I'm definitely no wordsmith. I could probably stand some improvement in the area. It's always impressive to hear someone speak with a strong command of language and who uses a variety of unique words.

So, just for fun, I've composed a list of 17 cool and interesting words that I think I should work into my vocabulary. I'm not sure why, but, I just like the sound of these words; they're fun to say! Surely, I'll sound quite impressive if I use them, LOL!;)...

1) happenstance - a chance happening or event
2) lackadaisical - lazy; without interest
3) winsome - charming
4) quixotic - extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; impulsive
5) nefarious - bad, sinful
6) Godspeed - success or fortune
7) hooligan - a hoodlum or criminal
8) ballyhoo - buildup or promotion/plug
9) botheration - annoyance; disturbance (I love this one, it sounds like a fake hillbilly word. And, I can say this as I descend from a long line of hillbilly-type folks)
10) rigmarole - nonsense
11) huggermugger - secrecy
12) obfuscate - to confuse or make unclear
13) yawp - to utter a loud, harsh cry
14) curmudgeon - a bad-tempered grouch
15) eschew - to keep away from or avoid
16) gossamer - fine, see-through
17) alacrity - cheerful liveliness

What about you? Any words you would like to add to the list?...any words that you think are just fun to say or make you feel like a super-smarty-pants when you use them?



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8 comments:

Tiffany: Diva Locks said...

My husband usese number two and I honestly thought he just made it up! I was like that is not a real word! ha guess I was wrong :)

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...
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BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Hahaha...Typed the wrong word...Meant to say, I'll be inserting alacrity into my vocab...So much cooler than cheerful!

Greta said...

Love this list! I use about half of these on a regular basis, but i have discovered some new words to add.

Melanie Scout said...

Botheration is my new favorite word, and I will definitely make an effort to use it often :)

Melissa Pezza said...

Love your list!! Never knew some one of these existed:)

Justin Knight said...

This is such a great blog post idea! Wish I had thought of it! :)I think I will try sprinkling "huggermugger" into my conversations this week!
Justin- Writing Pad Dad
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Justin Knight said...

Oh, yeah, I'm your newest follower! :)
Justin- Writing Pad Dad
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