Knickerbockers: Loose breeches ending above the knee 9. I mean, how can you go wrong? What am I trying to say? Lamellibranchiata: Class of gastropods with bivalve shells 2. Prior to joining College Coach, Ian worked as a senior admissions officer at Reed College. This is only an example, but if one has working knowledge of a word or concept, why not use it? Just some thoughts I had when watching this video. Epistaxiophobia: Fear of epistaxises or bleeding noses 9.
Sphygmomanometer: An instrument for measuring arterial blood pressure 10. That said, much of the evidence is unreliable at best. Do you have any power words that work magic for you? Whippersnappers: People considered insignificant and pretentious 9. It is made up of 244 individually folded protein domains which in turn are connected by unstructured peptide sequences largest known polypeptide containing 34,350 amino acids in the human body. Gluconeogenesis: Production of glucose from non-carbohydrates 8. Weatherometer: Instrument for measuring weather-resisting properties of paint 5.
Kakorrhaphiophobia: Fear of failure 2. I devoutly hope that that never dries up and vanishes — we would lose the finer nuances of language and relating and that would be a sad loss indeed. . The title of the research article is epic. And by great writers such meanings as Benjamin Franklin and Hopkins and the University. Jaculiferous: Bearing arrow-like thorns 2.
If used appropriately, they can paint an elegant picture with minimal waste. Orphanotrophism: Care and support of orphans 9. People like Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Stephen Fry use sophisticated language and they are clearly intelligent people. Insidious — proceeding in a subtle way but with harmful effects — Adj. For me, the longer the word and the more the number of syllables in it, the more interesting it becomes. It's time we take a hint from the many writers who are using Twitter for good rather than lol-riddled evil we're looking at you, Teju Cole and fill every 140-character limited sentiment to the brim with bizarre, lovely, uncommon words. But, I do know that a myriad of people try to use copious amounts of large words without completely understanding the definition of the morpheme.
Blandiloquence: A flattery or complimentary speech 7. On the other hand, the archaeological evidence presents a somewhat less straightforward picture of what happened that day. Mechanotherapist: A practitioner who medically treats by employing mechanical practices, such as massaging 6. That and acronyms that are not common knowledge. Morgan The best way when speaking to someone in my opinion is speaking on the same level as them. The society since it gives the audience an insight.
My point is that even when I read or listen to people that I respect and I believe can communicate better, they are almost forced to do so at a higher level that the average person. Implement these 20 words and phrases complete with contemporary examples in your everyday speech and your diction will become more sophisticated, cultured, and most importantly… smart! In casual conversation, we can say all kinds of things that we can support with the context of the discussion. So next time you walk into English class, keep in mind these to use in your essays! Dermatopathophobia: Fear of dermal ailments 7. When someone they know is right next to them using big word they feel threatened and now that person is pretentious and deserves to be judged. Zemmiphobia: Being afraid of the great mole rat 2.
I think it really boils down to being real and not making people work to understand you. Dactylopterous: A state where the inferior rays of the pectoral fins are entirely or partially detached from the body 2. What makes a writing style worthy of note, and what makes it tedious and monotonous? Certainly not in your cubicle. There are instances wherein only a particular word will suffice and nothing else will cut the muster. People who use it as a synonym for teaching have fallen into the trap of using a big word when a small one will do, and ending up misusing it. Oneirogmophobia: Fear of wet dreams 5.
Medomalacuphobia: Fear of losing an erection 7. One is Latin, the florid language of ancient Rome. Firstly, secondly, thirdly… Usage: This can be used to structure an argument, presenting facts clearly one after the other. A word changes the meaning, the mood, and the motivation. Did the inclusion of a particular word feel unnatural to you? Brits have command of their language and are so adept that they use slang and polysyllabic words seamlessly in a sentence.
Xanthomelanous: Pertaining to races with black hair and yellow or olive complexion 3. I have no interest in dumbing down for them. Unsoutcheoned: Destitute of an escutcheon 10. Perhaps my favorite study is one. I don't really know what that means but hopefully it'll make sense once you try it out. Are their sounds suggestive of their quality, or does their meaning wholly determine their effect on us? Test-takers are expected to convey some stance on the issue and support their argument with relevant facts and analysis. Germanophilia: Love or fondness for Germany or for the Germans 7.