Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Words, words, words

After giving myself a self indulgent pat on the back for working in a few rather hard to use words into every day conversation, albeit to the dismay of the recipient, I thought it about time to flex my logophillic side and write down a few of my favourite words at this current time. Thinking back on it, maybe using “excommunicate” at about 1 in the morning was a bit too much, even for me.

Little bit of narcissistic trivia before I jump into the main meat of the post; as the evening wears on and I grow increasingly weary, I seem to become more verbose. It really doesn’t help when you are in the midst of the early hours of the morn and you are trying to communicate with someone who is rather inebriated, I can tell you that much.

Without further ado, here are 10 of my choicest words:

1) Excommunicate –
 - To deprive of the right of church membership by ecclesiastical authority.
 - To exclude by or as if by decree from membership or participation in a group.

2) Zeitgeist –
- The spirit of the time; the taste and outlook characteristic of a period or generation.

3) Platitude –
- A trite or banal remark or statement, especially one expressed as if it were original or significant.
- Lack of originality; triteness.

4) Verbose (As if you hadn’t already noticed) –
- Using or containing a great and usually an excessive number of words; wordy.

5) Dendroid –
- Shaped like a tree.

6) Supercilious –
- Behaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others.

7) Perspicuous (Something I sorely lack in my writing)–
- Clearly expressed; easy to understand.

8) Squamous (Favourite word to say aloud; pronounced [skwey-muhs]) –
- Covered with or formed of squamae or scales.
- Scalelike

9) Schadenfreude –
- Satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune.

10) Eloquent (An adjective I aspire to)–
- Having or exercising the power of fluent, forceful, and appropriate speech: an eloquent orator.

Read this on the back of a cereal box, it had to be shared

Q:  What do you call a polar bear caught in the rain?
A:  A drizzly bear.

1 comment:

  1. I feel incredibly proud that i know and have used two words from that list :D