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# 21
02-08-2010, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by LAMNSK View Post
Frack

the only word you will ever need
this.

Also;

GUBERNATORIAL!!!!!!
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# 22
02-08-2010, 03:45 PM
I enjoy that moment when you say a word aloud that seems perfectly normal, and someone mentions or questions it and you realise that you've never actually said it aloud before. Sure you may write, read, and think it--but it's never actually passed your lips. That's just neat.

Two words I like that are not oft-used would be Apropos and Convivial. I don't know as either is a favourite although I do love the former. Ubiquitous is nice too!

I just asked my coworker behind me about her favourite rarely used word, and she replied with Shenanigans. That may not be as rare as some, but it is lovely.
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# 23
02-08-2010, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Aa6338 View Post
For me, obscure words lead into obscure looks. I prefer a heard-from, but not common word:

Spry.
Spry has life in it yet, that's for sure.

I know what you mean about the looks, but for me at least the usage of seemingly obscure words is accidental. I think a lot of people have a larger vocabulary than they realise though, so it's not so bad and good to try and keep words alive.
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# 24
02-09-2010, 09:56 AM
Superlative

su⋅per⋅la⋅tive
  /səˈpɜrlətɪv, sʊ-/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [suh-pur-luh-tiv, soo-] Show IPA
–adjective
1. of the highest kind, quality, or order; surpassing all else or others; supreme; extreme: superlative wisdom.


im pretty sure i win
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# 25
02-09-2010, 10:08 AM
I use "clomb" pretty often. It's a fun one.
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# 26
02-09-2010, 10:09 AM
Temulent.

It puts me in mind of earlier times when discussions of this nature would be commonplace at high society engagements.
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# 27
02-09-2010, 10:12 AM
Legerdemain

thank you D&D, also WOOT correct spelling the first try.
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# 28
02-09-2010, 10:13 AM
Auspices, a word that bascially means, when used right, it's someone else's ballywhack. eww Ballywhack... That's another good one
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# 29
02-09-2010, 10:18 AM
ne'er-do-well
shenanigan
shillelagh

and to top it off plethora
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# 30
02-09-2010, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by MingusDew09
ne'er-do-well
shenanigan
shillelagh

and to top it off plethora
"Do I have a plethora?"
"Yes boss."
"Do you even know what a plethora is?"
"No boss."

Not sure if its exactly right, but its the way that he says the word Plethora. It feels like that's the way the word is meant to be said!

Also like shillelagh if nothing else because it's one of the awesome words that is pronounced NOTHING like it is written. Gotta love it.
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