2021-01-01

english

unusual and interesting words and phrases

words

abject

abrogate

acquiescent

alacrity

amiable

amicable

auspicious

avarice

avow

avuncular

beckon

belligerence

bereft

blandishment

blotchy

brachiating

capricious

chide

circumspect

clandestine

confer

congenital

consign

curt

diaphanous

discourteously

doting

egregious

enamor

enervated

epistemology

erudition

espoused

gangling

garrulously

glibly

gregarious

haughty

hovel

humdrum

iconoclastic

improvident

indolence

inimical

insipidity

insolent

insouciance

intrepid

inveterate

jest

jinx

keel

magnanimity

meander

minnow

muggy

obstreperous

opprobrium

paucity

perspicacity

phantasmagoria

poignant

ponder

portent

preening

prickliness

prolixity

promulgate

prurient

purview

qualms

rabble-rouser

sanguine

sneering

supplely

surreptitiously

suss

taciturn

tendentious

titillate

to quiver

torrid

traipsing

tyro

unloquacious

uppity

usurp

uxorious

vacillation

veer

verisimilitude

vexing

vicarious

vicissitudes

vituperative

volubly

wilt

more common

lest

vagrant

placate

havoc

fixin

tarnish

insipid

phrases

acolytes would love to see the master in high dudgeon

that surpasseth all understanding

with a wild pang of woe

rue the day

perpetually stooped