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Old 07-09-2014, 02:36 PM
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Get your dictionaries ready because this is a thread for WORDS! Big words, little words, smart words, spooky words ... so long as they're interesting! Say why you like it and if you think its too obscure then you could give a definition too.


Ominous has to be one of my favorite words. It means something that gives the impression that something bad is about to happen; it bodes ill. It sounds lovely pronounced and its so applicable in everyday life. Amadeus is another nice one, it literally means friend of god. A harridan is a bossy or demanding woman. Plutocracy is a cool political word, it comes from the Greek word meaning wealth and it is government by the richest citizens. All of those different types of sorcerers have pretty cool names, i.e. pyromancer and necromancer etc.

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Old 07-09-2014, 02:39 PM
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Disconcerting - causing one to feel unsettled.

I don't know why, it just rolls off the tongue pleasantly.
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Old 07-09-2014, 03:05 PM
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I've always been fond of the word/name amaranth, a plant genus that was often used in ancient greece to represent immortality. I've always been fascinated with etymology, to be honest, so to know the meaning behind stuff like that always interests me.

Verbose is another one I like, if only because you don't hear it often, heh.
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Old 07-09-2014, 05:15 PM
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I like calling profligate fellows roués. It is the perfect word for delicate situations.
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Old 07-09-2014, 05:39 PM
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I'm too much of a Hellraiser fan to accept this thread title without "It's a waste of good suffering"
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Old 07-09-2014, 05:42 PM
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I've been trying to fit the word "squamous" into my day to day conversations. No luck so far.
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:02 PM
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:04 PM
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Drasill - horse.
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:12 PM
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Big fan of Yiddish loanwords, especially Klutz and Meshuggana.
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Old 07-10-2014, 12:56 AM
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Empire, when pronounced in the King's proper British, is one of the most deliciously satisfying words for me to listen to or speak.
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Old 07-10-2014, 01:16 AM
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I've always liked the word "loquacious."
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Old 07-10-2014, 01:26 AM
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I've always liked the word "loquacious."
It's a word that sounds exactly like what it means.
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Old 07-10-2014, 01:33 AM
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Whippersnapper.

I imagine Bolvar will start using it quite a lot when he gets just a lil' bit older.
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:14 AM
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Fellow is quite a good word that can mean quite a few things in quite a few contexts. It can be used to refer to friends, it can be used to refer to enemies, it can be used to refer to man or lady. It is a good and old word. It has nuance that is not found in the Americanism "guys".
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:23 AM
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Big fan of Yiddish loanwords, especially Klutz and Meshuggana.
Farpotshket (something that is irreversibly broken as a result of attempts to fix a minor flaw) is the greatest Yiddish loanword.

As for words that just sound nice, I've always liked mezzanine (an intermediate floor between the main floors of a building).
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:28 AM
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I always liked the word question. Reminds me of Würstchen.
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:35 AM
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Whippersnapper.

I imagine Bolvar will start using it quite a lot when he gets just a lil' bit older.
Meh. I'm more prone to vernacular like "chowderhead" or "nimrod."
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:01 AM
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Having done a GCSE in Latin (my only non-A*'s were in classical languages... I blame having an incomplete translation of Nisus and Euryalus, and that the Greek was mainly larking around with the Latin teacher...) I do love some of the derived words- risible (amusing, laughable) and mendacious (With deliberate intent to deceive) being particular favourites of mine. From Greek, well, I'd want to describe Jarod and pre-tweet Malfurion (when Blizzard realised that *gasp* bullshit philosophy from their chosen characters only makes people hate them) as somewhat thanatomaniacal, but it turns out that is has a different meaning, whereas to me it means "he's kinda obsessed with the idea of dying". But (badly transliterating here) Orgizomai (to grow angry) might be my favourite word ever. Sounds like a mash up of "orgasm" and "Oh my!"

Another word that I love to use is disingenuous. It may well be my favourite English word of all- the specific type of dishonesty it implies, that you're not being genuine, that what your saying is true in word, but not in actuality. Whereas Kosak's claims about the night elf story in 5.1 were mendacious, the claims that Ashran hubs were not meant to see the same level of pvp as the Shrines was disingenuous. But I might still consider the two decievers as toerags all the same. Not necessarily the type of chap I'd have a good chat with, them. Berks. Arses.

(I still remember the time I wrote "I'm not with this berk" on a whiteboard in maths, my teacher noticed it, then a few minutes later wiped it off, not very amused.)

I don't like awkward, simply for its own awkwardness- the two w's surrounding the k really isn't very pleasant. Guarantee is also a pretty miserable word, more for its spelling than the word itself.

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Old 07-10-2014, 01:32 PM
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Got one: shenanigans! Mischief!
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Old 07-10-2014, 02:01 PM
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Got one: shenanigans! Mischief!


More cool words: Defenestration (the act of throwing out through a window), Anathema (something that is intensely disliked), Mononymous (having only a single word name, like Prince, Cher, or Sting), Autodidact (a self-taught person), and Ultracrepidarian (someone voicing an opinion that is far outside their areas of expertise).
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Old 07-10-2014, 02:14 PM
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Skedaddling.
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Old 07-10-2014, 02:51 PM
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Embryonic is a fun word.
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Old 07-10-2014, 02:56 PM
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Bockbüchsflinte:

German term for a break-action over/under combination gun, with one barrel being a smoothbore shotgun and the other being a rifle.
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Old 07-11-2014, 05:43 AM
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Psychopomp is another cool one. Its a mythological creature responsible for ferrying souls into the afterlife, like Charon or Davy Jones and the Grim Reaper.
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Old 07-11-2014, 05:58 AM
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I have a fetish for the word Crimson.
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