How many words are in your vocabulary? The average high school graduate is said to know about 10,000 words. The average 4-year college graduate is said to know about 20,000 words. Do you have room for any more words in your vocabulary?
Here are some interesting words, which you may not know.
Upon learning an interesting word, if you’re like me, you’ll be tempted to work it into a conversation to improve your vocabulary or just to see the expression on your friends’ faces. Since this is an online conversation, maybe you’re feeling a little motivated now.
If after reviewing this list of eleven, you feel up for a challenge, please read through to the Word Power Exercise.
Eleven Interesting Words
Lamprophony Loudness and clarity of voice
Floccinaucinihilipilification Estimation that something is valueless.
Rhinotillexomania Habitual or obsessive nose-picking
Honorificabilitudinitatibus In honor
Deipnosophist One who excels at conversations at the dinner table
Sesquipedalian Using long words
Farctate Full (as from eating) to the point of bursting; completely satiated
Onychophagist Person who bites his fingernails
Bloviate To Speak or Discourse at Length in a Pompous or Boastful Manner
Dextrorotatory Turning Clockwise or to the Right
Eleemosynary Relating to Charity, Alms, or Almsgiving
Word Power Exercise:
See how many of these Eleven Interesting Words (EIW) you can include in a 50 word (or less) comment. The only two rules are: 1. Your comment must make sense, and 2. You may not use any of the EIWs directly beside another one, such as in a list. Have fun, and add your blog address, so visitors can stop by and say Hi.