Happy Thesaurus Day! I’m excited about this one, because words are amazing. We should always endeavor to improve upon our vocabularies, because there are some beautiful, beautiful words out there! I know a man who is a headmaster of a school and his vocabulary is probably one of the universe’s infinite things: no matter what the situation, that man always has exactly the right word – his sentences are flawless. He is one of few people who can make a twenty minute long academic awards night speech that is worth listening to – simply because he speaks well.
Below I have listed some of my favourite, less common words. Celebrate today by grabbing a thesaurus and replacing boring words with more accurate and interesting ones!
My words for you: (I copied exact definitions from the beautiful http://www.thefreedictionary.com)
1. characterized by levity of attitude and love of joking a facetious person
2. jocular or amusing, esp at inappropriate times facetious remarks
(this is one of my favourite words because it is the only word that I am aware of that includes all vowels…in alphabetical order. 😀 )
in a careless, hasty, or haphazard manner
careless, hasty, or haphazard
Informal not genuine; pretended
False or counterfeit; fake
characterized by bitterness or sharpness of manner, speech, temper, etc
1. (Linguistics) a dictionary, esp one of an ancient language such as Greek or Hebrew
2. (Linguistics) a list of terms relating to a particular subject
3. (Linguistics) the vocabulary of a language or of an individual
4. (Linguistics) Linguistics the set of all the morphemes of a language
(So basically, this is as close as you can get to a synonym for Thesaurus)
causing or capable of producing evil or mischief; harmful or baleful
(I like the word maleficent so much because it was the name of the evil witch in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. Of course I didn’t understand the meaning of her name at the time, but now I find the name choice quite clever.)
Happy Thesaurus Day!