Great words that are underused.

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  • Great words that are underused.
  • mt
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    scantlings

    tim333
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    lollygag

    obsequious

    unlucent

    Nadir.
    Capacious.
    Viscosity.
    Asshat.

    nicko74
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    f*ck-wit
    berk
    cretin (when pronounced creetin)
    shonky

    Premier Icon funkmasterp
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    Anthropomorphic is an awesome word, but sadly there is little call for using it day to day. Womblecropt is an old word for stomach pains and I love pumpernickel because it literally means devils fart when taken back to it’s root words.

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    Fecund
    Fecundity
    Onomatopoeia
    Portmanteau
    Loquacious

    ‘amongst’

    The Americans don’t have it, so can’t say, ‘The cat is amongst the pigeons.’

    bloodynora
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    Moribund……a lovely word not used often enough.
    Hysteria…. From a friends 1930’s dictionary, ‘Wild erratic unpredictable behaviour, especially in women’
    Gullible…. Not in the dictionary

    nicko74
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    Hysteria…. From a friends 1930’s dictionary, ‘Wild erratic unpredictable behaviour, especially in women’

    Generally cured with a vibrator, apparently.

    There are some words that just feel good coming off the tongue – moist being one of them

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    Anthropomorphic is an awesome word, but sadly there is little call for using it day to day.

    Have you considered becoming a furry?

    hels
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    I got to use “nomenclature” in a conversation at work the other day, it was awesome. The librarians love it and the normal people get this odd look as they can’t work out iif you have said something a bit rude or not.

    I was also accused by somebody highly literate but barking mad of being in possession of “egregious mendacity”.

    Both excellent words, neither true.

    Splendid
    Oodles
    Mong
    Muppet (as in “you Muppet”)
    Interject

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    have you considered becoming a furry

    I am sorely tempted just to get use the word. Ragamuffin, another favourite.

    athgray
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    Cludgie
    Breeks
    Boke

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    schlong – as in, penis

    buffoon – as in, fool

    cooie
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    F*ckwittery
    Fubbledejub

    hels
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    Does “Reefer” mean the same thing in the UK ? I followed a van home today that was in “Reefer supply services” It also hired out “gensets” whatever those are, some kind of bong I imagine.

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    Better late than never, and totally relevant for the vast majority of internet forums, I give you Obstreperous.

    eatsdirt
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    Abacinate
    Flense

    Two unpleasant things I was of a mind to do to incompetent air conditioning buffoons who have the front to refer to themselves as engineers

    Knocky stick , precision instrument used by above buffoons (hammer)

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