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Best fancy words that you can use somewhat regularly
« on: March 01, 2020, 01:58:01 PM »
Hey gang! If you're anything like me, you love using a nice fancy word every once in a while. I wanted to open a dialogue to share some of your favorites. JUST TO BE CLEAR: This thread is for fancy words you can actually get some milage out of. Like yeah, sesquipedalian is a great word but let's be real you only get to bust that one out maybe 2-3 times a year. Ok I'll start:

Posit
Peruse (but actually using it correctly instead of what most people think it means)
Portmanteau
Broach (the verb not the noun and yes I learned it from Cosmo Kramer and no I'm not ashamed of that)
Impetus
Compunction

PRO TIP: if your idea of a fancy word is like plethora please save yourself the humiliation of posting ITT this is for people that read above a 6th grade level TIA go cats


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Re: Best fancy words that you can use somewhat regularly
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2020, 02:16:10 PM »
I try to avoid using fancy words

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Re: Best fancy words that you can use somewhat regularly
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2020, 02:26:37 PM »
I’m gotten some good mileage out of sanctimonious the last couple of years.
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Re: Best fancy words that you can use somewhat regularly
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2020, 04:24:59 PM »
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Re: Best fancy words that you can use somewhat regularly
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2020, 04:37:00 PM »
minutiae

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Re: Best fancy words that you can use somewhat regularly
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2020, 11:05:27 PM »
Does microcosm count? I like that one.

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Re: Best fancy words that you can use somewhat regularly
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2020, 08:16:18 AM »
That counts, 'strophe!
I have some more

Pugilist
Decorum
Nom de plume
Iridescent (maybe not an every day word but still fun to say!)

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Re: Best fancy words that you can use somewhat regularly
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2020, 10:23:01 AM »
Onus

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Re: Best fancy words that you can use somewhat regularly
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2020, 10:34:55 AM »
Anyone who uses "Supercalafajalistickespeealadojus" is a supercilious person.
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Re: Best fancy words that you can use somewhat regularly
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2020, 11:51:42 AM »
mercurochrome


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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2020, 12:15:18 PM »
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« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2020, 01:40:15 PM »
juxtaposition
dichotomy

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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2020, 03:28:13 PM »
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