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 eight, you feel up for a challenge, please read through to the Word Power Exercise.
Eight Interesting Words
Zymurgy: The art or practice of fermentation
Accismus: When you pretend not to be interested in something – when you really are
Snollygoster – A shrewd, unprincipled person, especially a politician
Josser – One not born to circus life
Tyrotoxism: To be poisoned by cheese
Winklepicker a style of shoe worn by British rock and roll fans
Defenestrate: To throw out a window
Unobtanium: A material that is unobtainable, often because it doesn’t exist
Word Power Exercise:
See how many of these Eight Interesting Words 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 words 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 Eleven Interesting Words post here.
Waiting my next batch to zymurgy, I was talking with a friend about a snollygoster, I find that accisumus. This snollygoster was a josser. They told me this snollygoster suffered from tyrotoxism. My friend was dressed in an unobtanium winklepicker which made me feel like I wanted to defenestrate him.
Son, the worst form of josser is a snollygoster, from whom integrity is unobtanium, and who is more interested in zymurgy than even the trapeze. Their disinterest isn’t accismus; like those winklepickered punks in Clockwork Orange, they could defenestrate August Ringling and still have the appetite to dine unto tyrotoxism.
Politics are the pits these days. All the candidates are a bunch of snollygosters. I am sure some wish they got a case of tyrotoxism. They act so accismus in their speeches. They also try to look cool by wearing winklepickers.
Recovering from a nasty case of tyrotoxism, I put on my winklepickers and set out to hoodwink a couple of jossers into divulging their zymurgy secrets. Then I ran into Colonel Fraudy, a local snollygoster usually out for cash. Sensing accismus on his part, I defenestrated the unobtanium. Close call.
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