25 Fabulous Words You Should Know

Hi, my name is Will and I’m word nerd. Always have been. My (unofficial) new year’s resolution (that I will undoubtedly break) is to expand my vocab – without inventing a cascade of nonsensical new words like batka or jooglebeel.

So, here’s the first wave. I promise that none of these are made up…

lollapalooza – an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.

pulchritudinous – physically beautiful; comely.

Sardanapalian – excessively luxurious or sensual.

bosh – absurd or foolish talk; nonsense.

fantast – a visionary or dreamer

barnburner – something that is highly exciting, impressive, etc.

brisance – the shattering effect of a high explosive.

gasser – something that is extraordinarily pleasing or successful, especially a very funny joke

saccharine – exaggeratedly sweet or sentimental

veritable – very much so

defenestrate – to throw (a person or thing) out of a window.

convivial – friendly; agreeable

cynosure – something that strongly attracts attention by its brilliance, interest, etc.

felicity – the state of being happy, especially in a high degree; bliss

eloquence – the practice or art of using language with fluency and aptness.

Viola! Some interesting new words for your mind box. Only a jooglebeel wouldn’t want that.

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