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Old March 25th, 2012 #61
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[sheet 5 cont'd]

indemnify
paean
hagiography
vestigial
animadversion
deglaze
adjure
abjure
germane
desuetude
diurnal
crepuscular
expropriate
flotsam
jetsam
dyspeptic
tryst
dour
renege
riposte
badinage
collation
redound
repine
supersede
repose
respite
surfeit
resuscitation
antipathy
odious
diamagnetic
nimbus
numinous
fleer
budger
incantation
august
sublingual
solemnize
interpellation
cadge
sine qua non
annul
exacerbate
aggravate
dudgeon
asperity
morose
gurn
chafe
rasp
remonstrate
masticate
ineluctable
inexorable
tintinnabulation
obsequious
salaam
antiphonal
restive
enevated
recrudescence
disgorge
salubrious
retinue
prehensile
taciturn
alembic
ex post facto
convivial
atavistic
recidivism
doggerel
recurrent
ribald
sonorous
raillery
scurrilous
integument
quixotic
maelstrom
vertiginous

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Old March 26th, 2012 #62
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sanguine
conciliatory
sinecure
niggardly (note- nearly unusable and close to being prohibited since it reminds the New Dumb of "nigger" too much )
supineness
conduce
induce

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Old March 26th, 2012 #63
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convoluted
anthropomorphic
myopic
disingenuous
wastrel
 
Old March 26th, 2012 #64
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recalcitrants

recalcitrance
 
Old April 2nd, 2012 #65
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Apodictic - incontestable; necessarily true.
 
Old April 2nd, 2012 #66
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As for 'big words' that are related to the usage of big words:

'Loquacious'

'Sesquipedalian' (try working that into a smug text) I confess to stumbling across that one recently, and would be completely uncomfortable with its usage

And a word which describes some of the overeducated posers that repelled me as a teenager
'Grandiloquent'

'Garrulous'

'Verbose'

'Importunate' In a sense this means asking a lot of questions

'Persiflage' This means banter

If I wished to describe my present state as characterised by my lack of means
'Impecunious'.

'Pertinacious' Holding steadfast to a purpose

'Interlocular'

An excellent textbook for writing style is The Elements Of Style by William Stunk Jr. and E.B. White.



Indeed, in that book, it is argued that the appropriateness of the usage of a word can be compared in value to money. For instance, don't use a hundred-dollar word when a ten-cent word will suffice.

And sorry about that image, I didn't think it'd run so big.

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Old April 2nd, 2012 #67
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Three: a word some here aren't familiar with.
 
Old April 2nd, 2012 #68
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Quote:
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Three: a word some here aren't familiar with.
Despite the fact your post is too cryptic for me, I must nonetheless point out that you also had the option of saying 'thrice'.
 
Old April 2nd, 2012 #69
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean O'Keith View Post
Despite the fact your post is too cryptic for me, I must nonetheless point out that you also had the option of saying 'thrice'.
Alex said no more than three words per post, but few people followed that rule so far.

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Old April 2nd, 2012 #70
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Quote:
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Alex said no more than three words per post, but few people followed that rule so far.
Oh. I didn't see that.

I'll make amends with a word

'Egregious' -- as in, my eyesight is outstanding ... outstandingly bad.

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Old April 4th, 2012 #71
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Exegetic - adj. explanatory; interpretative
 
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