A lover of words and distinctive phrases I am, but the ordinary speak-easy of life gets in the way. The desolate reality is - even as a communications instructor, I have fallen into the woebegone redundancy of uttering the same flat words over and over again. I'm not advocating mouthfuls of unnecessary verbiage and dribbling superfluity; only that the attendance of a multitude of revelatory words seldom used can release twisted tongues and aid the brain to considerably expound on itself.
A minimum of 15 words a day! Ballyhoo' for review and reuse in everyday conversation. An exciting excursion to undertake. If you're here, may I invite you to read with me. :D
ABET: To encourage - or support
AFFABLE: Sociable, courteous, and agreeable in manner: A much admired, affable gentleman.
ASKANCE: With distrust: Looked askance at the forged signature.
BLANDISHMENT: A flattering speech or act: The unknown speaker attracted people by his blandishments.
CLAMOROUS: Loud and noisy: A clamorous outburst the crowd outside.
COMPENDIUM: A brief summary of the main ideas of a larger work: A compendium of chemistry in a slim volume.
COMPUNCTION: Regret for wrongdoing. The criminal displayed slight compunction for his misdeed.
CREDULOUS: Inclined to believe anything; easily imposed upon: He is a credulous fool whom anyone can dupe.
DISCURSIVE: Rambling from one subject to another: It is a discursive letter, covering many topics.
ELUCIDATE: To make clear; to explain - The scientist elucidated his theory so that even a schoolboy could understand it.
FLAGRANT: Outstandingly bad: The official was condemned for his flagrant abuse of power.
FULSOME: Disgustingly excessive: I am nauseated by fulsome praise.
HISTRIONIC: Pertaining to the theater; designed for show - He broke into histrionic laughter, hollow and insincere.
IGNOMINIOUS Incurring public disgrace: The congressman suffered an ignominious descent from political power.
IMPERVIOUS: Incapable of being penetrated: The man had a mind impervious to new ideas.
Written By: Roselle Quin