Favorite Obscure Words

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  • xMermaidx
    xMermaidx Posts: 142 Member
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    Also love conundrum. And "scantily clad", I know what it means but those two words are totally obscure to me.
  • icupkn3
    icupkn3 Posts: 39
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    Would a conondrum be like the Papa John's Pizza ads on MFP home page????
  • larrodarro
    larrodarro Posts: 2,512 Member
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    Penultimate. Watching F1 racing can improve your vocabulary. But we are not even through the summer break, so no where near the penultimate race for this season.

    Larro
  • icupkn3
    icupkn3 Posts: 39
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    Yeap, what Larro said:drinker:
  • mygnsac
    mygnsac Posts: 13,413 Member
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    Tripindicular. I was a teen when valley girl speak was in. Hated it, but every once in a while I'll throw out a tripindicular.
  • VBnotbitter
    VBnotbitter Posts: 820 Member
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    efficacious
    moribund
    obtunded

    I cant think of more because I am suffering from post-prandial lassitude
  • mygnsac
    mygnsac Posts: 13,413 Member
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    Discombobulate is another one. I'm usually discombobulated about one thing or another!
  • JasmineJYJ
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    Luciferous and Nodus Tollens
  • TLwineguzzler
    TLwineguzzler Posts: 289 Member
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    antidisestablishmentarianism
    floccinaucinihilipilification

    the last one especially reminds me of my dad :heart:
  • Kristle582
    Kristle582 Posts: 38 Member
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    Paterophobia- Fear of the early church fathers.
    I have only heard one person use this word.
  • TheArchyBunker
    TheArchyBunker Posts: 1,967 Member
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    Peacock
  • DenDweller
    DenDweller Posts: 1,438 Member
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    I got called out for using "cogitate" in another thread. :blushing:

    "Ubiquitous" is one I like to work into conversations too.


    Edit: Added quotation marks for readability.
  • ChildrenCryinNCoffee
    ChildrenCryinNCoffee Posts: 477 Member
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    "Paradox", "Enigma", and "Fluffer"

    >.<
  • ChildrenCryinNCoffee
    ChildrenCryinNCoffee Posts: 477 Member
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    Oh and "Coitus" ;)
  • Joannah700
    Joannah700 Posts: 2,665 Member
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    Dulcet
  • Joannah700
    Joannah700 Posts: 2,665 Member
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    Discombobulate is another one. I'm usually discombobulated about one thing or another!

    I love this word! Way better than flustered.
  • kinkyslinky16
    kinkyslinky16 Posts: 1,470 Member
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    Pusillanimous


    It means cowardly.
  • Chalk_Slinger
    Chalk_Slinger Posts: 1,012
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    tatterdemalion
  • Joannah700
    Joannah700 Posts: 2,665 Member
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    Flit
  • Go_Mizzou99
    Go_Mizzou99 Posts: 2,628 Member
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    blocky lava and ropy lava

    A'a and Pahoehoe
    (pronounced Ah-uh and pahoy-hoy)
    (gotta love Hawaiian names)