Thirteen interesting words

Thirteen Interesting Words

 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 thirteen, you feel up for a challenge, please read through to the Word Power Exercise.
 

Thirteen Interesting Words

Agrestic   rude
Agroof to fall flat on your face
 Aleatory   accidental
 Condign   well deserved    
 Defenestration   act of throwing someone out of a window 
 Deipnosophist   one who excels at conversations at the dinner table 
Gallinaceous   relating to chickens
 Glabrous   smooth and bald 
 Inanition   mental or spiritual hollowness 
 Lamia   female enchantress or demon 
 Stegophilist   one who climbs buildings for fun 
 Syzygy   alignment of 3 celestial bodies in a straight line 
Tmesis   separation of the parts of a word by another word, e.g. abso-bloody-lutely 
 
 
Word Power Exercise:
See how many of these Thirteen Interesting Words (TIW) you can include in a 75 word (or less) comment. The only two rules are: 1. Your comment must make sense, and 2. You may not use any of the TIWs directly beside another one, such as in a list. Have fun, and add your blog address, so visitors can stop by and say Hi.
 
For more word fun, check out my Twelve Interesting Words post here.

 

 

 

Jeff Lloyd

http://electjeff.wordpress.com

While I don’t believe Hillary Clinton is a lamia; I can understand the label. Agrestic as it may be, many would say a case could be made. However, I believe her strong support for the condign jail sentence of Edward Mann shows her to be a smart woman. Mann was convicted last year of defenestration of his law partner from a 5 story building. Luckily for Mr. Mann his partner was not badly injured (he landed on a stegophilist, who broke his fall). Ms. Clinton made the argument that even if the man was not hurt, punishment was still necessary because of the seriousness of the crime.

    

Outside My Brain

http://outsidemybrain.com

A stegophilist, whose head is glabrous, once told me about a lamia who, at the risk of sounding agrestic, had an inanition during any syzygy. While eating a gallinaceous meal, this deipnosophist relayed the story of a aleatory act of defenestration, in which the one who went through the window used a explicative ridden tmesis (which was condign) due to the abruptness of being agroof.

   

Theresa111

http://skdd.wordpress.com

The glabrous man walked with a gallinaceous gait. He could never be mistaken for a stegophilist , a pretender of inanition. He sat and Zena, a deipnosophist and as beautiful as a lamia ignored him with a condign sigh and spoke about eclipse and syzygy, which would occur that night. He was agrestic and allowed to agroof, without the help of other diners. His aleatory remarks were like defenestration and Zena used tmesis expressing dismay.

 

Tess

http://www.creativedreamevents.com/blog

The stegophilists who were recently incarcerated for attempting to climb the exoskeletons of silicon-covered edifices, should have contemplated the internal hubris that motivated their sense of extreme egocentric need for exhibitionism.

 

William F. Torpey

http://hubpages.com/profile/William+F.+Torpey

Notto be agrestic, but if I agroof here, it was aleatory. If you perform defrenestration on me it’s condign. You are a deipnosophist althoug not gallinaceous or glabrous. You don’t suffer inanition, nor are you a lamia; you may be a stegophilist when syzygy is in the heavens, so the tmesis is: This post is fan-freakin’-tastic, and I really DIGG.

 

Barry

http://blog.beyourowndetective.net

OK, this is all fun and stuff – but how the heck do you pronouce these things?

Here is my spin:

Rob, a deipnosophist, was having a condign dinner atop a high-rise. The waitress was a lamia, but full of inanition. An agrestic fellow complained about the gallinaceous and glabrous eggs. Rob performed an act of defenestration with the jerk but in an aleatory move, he somehow followed and they struck a stegophilist on the way down. In a syzygy like formation they explicated in a tmesis manner before they were all agroof.

 

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About robertstevenson

Dr. Robert Stevenson is a Professor of Journalism and Director of Student Publications for the Department of Mass Communications and Theater at Lander University in Greenwood, SC. He received the Distinguished Faculty of the Year award for 2007-'08, and the Lander University Young Faculty Scholar Award in 2005-06. Stevenson also serves as chair of the Lander University American Democracy Project. First and Formost I am a dad of two wonderful boys.
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12 Responses to Thirteen interesting words

  1. Alexander says:

    ha! caught me at a time I can’t devote any effort to now! later…dude!

  2. Theresa111 says:

    The glabrous man walked with a gallinaceous gait. He could never be mistaken for a stegophilist , a pretender of inanition. He sat and Zena, a deipnosophist and as beautiful as a lamia ignored him with a condign sigh and spoke about eclipse and syzygy, which would occur that night. He was agrestic and allowed to agroof, without the help of other diners. His aleatory remarks were like defenestration and Zena used tmesis expressing dismay.

    Changed was to were. 🙂

  3. Outside My Brain says:

    A stegophilist, whose head is glabrous, once told me about a lamia who, at the risk of sounding agrestic, had an inanition during any syzygy. While eating a gallinaceous meal, this deipnosophist relayed the story of a aleatory act of defenestration, in which the one who went through the window used a explicative ridden tmesis (which was condign) due to the abruptness of being agroof.

  4. Jeff Lloyd says:

    While I don’t believe Hillary Clinton is a lamia; I can understand the label. Agrestic as it may be, many would say a case could be made. However, I believe her strong support for the condign jail sentence of Edward Mann shows her to be a smart woman. Mann was convicted last year of defenestration of his law partner from a 5 story building. Luckily for Mr. Mann his partner was not badly injured (he landed on a stegophilist, who broke his fall). Ms. Clinton made the argument that even if the man was not hurt, punishment was still necessary because of the seriousness of the crime.

  5. Tess says:

    The stegophilists who were recently incarcerated for attempting to climb the exoskeletons of silicon-covered edifices, should have contemplated the internal hubris that motivated their sense of extreme egocentric need for exhibitionism.

  6. I’m gonna pass on the exercise but I just want to thank you for expanding my vocabulary. Please don’t ever get tired of hunting for new words and parting it with us.

  7. Notto be agrestic, but if I agroof here, it was aleatory. If you perform defrenestration on me it’s condign. You are a deipnosophist althoug not gallinaceous or glabrous. You don’t suffer inanition, nor are you a lamia; you may be a stegophilist when syzygy is in the heavens, so the tmesis is: This post is fan-freakin’-tastic, and I really DIGG.

  8. Barry says:

    OK, this is all fun and stuff – but how the heck do you pronouce these things? 😛
    Here is my spin:

    Rob, a deipnosophist, was having a condign dinner atop a high-rise. The waitress was a lamia, but full of inanition. An agrestic fellow complained about the gallinaceous and glabrous eggs. Rob performed an act of defenestration with the jerk but in an aleatory move, he somehow followed and they struck a stegophilist on the way down. In a syzygy like formation they explicated in a tmesis manner before they were all agroof.

  9. RaiulBaztepo says:

    Hello!
    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

  10. PiterKokoniz says:

    Hi !!!! ^_^
    I am Piter Kokoniz. Just want to tell, that your blog is really cool
    And want to ask you: what was the reasson for you to start this blog?
    Sorry for my bad english:)
    Thank you:)
    Piter.

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