Monday, June 10, 2013

I'd Like A Word With You

Here is a list of interesting words that should come up more often in daily conversation:

Minion (a subordinate of a person of power)
Hyperbole (obvious and intentional exaggeration)
Carbuncle (a skin inflammation similar to a boil)
Doppelganger (a ghostly double or counterpart of a living person)
Plethora ( excess, overabundance)
Odious (extremely unpleasant, repulsive)
Pernicious (destructive, causing great harm)
Insidious (treacherous, proceeding with harmful effects)
Dastardly (wicked and cruel)
Lollygag (dawdle)
Chortle (chuckle)
Cahoots (conspiring together secretly)
Phalanges (a bone of the finger or toe)
Criminy (mild oath to express surprise)
Ostentatious (vulgar or pretentious display)
Spunky (plucky and bold)
Conniption (a fit of rage or hysterics)
Bliss (perfect happiness)
Persnickety (fussy)
Skedaddle (depart quickly, run away)

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