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Big Words Essays


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accoutrements accessories
acumen quickness and keenness of judgment or insight.
anomalistic deviation or departure from the normal or common order, form, or rule; phenomenal
auspicious favorable, prosperous
bellwether a leader, trendsetter, first in their class, and ahead of the rest
callipygian having shapely buttocks
circumlocution 1. The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language. 2. Evasion in speech or writing. 3. A roundabout expression.
concupiscent a strong desire, especially sexual desire; lust
conviviality merry; festive
coruscant giving forth flashes of light; glittering
cuddlesome suitable for or inviting cuddling. Also, cuddly
cupidity eager or excessive desire, esp. to possess something: greed; avarice.
cynosure an object at the focal point of attention; something that is used as a guide
ebullient zestfully enthusiastic
equanimity the quality of being calm and even-tempered
excogitate to consider or think something out carefully and thoroughly
gasconading to boast; to brag
idiosyncratic belonging to one's peculiar and individual character
luminescent emitting light not caused by heat
magnanimous courageously noble in mind and heart; unselfish
nidificate to nest
osculator one who kisses
parsimonious frugal
penultimate means second to last - as in LOSER
perfidiousness betrayal of a trust
perspicacious having or showing penetrating mental discernment; clear-sighted
proficuous profitable; advantageous; useful
remunerative serving and providing profitability
saxicolous one who lives under a rock
sesquipedalian one who uses big words
superabundant abundant to excess
unencumbered free, not burdened with cares or responsibilities
unparagoned having no paragon or equal; matchless; peerless
usufruct the right to use and enjoy the profits and advantages of something belonging to another as long as the property is not damaged or altered in any way
winebibber one who drinks much wine

50 Essays Vocabulary Words

tending to complain; whining
relating to quantity; measurable
indifferent, calm, and unconcerned
demonstrating or applying and undiscriminating or unselective approach
attributing human characteristics to non humans
pretend something, invent something
relieve something unpleasant
in vein, having no useful result
confident; cheerfully optimistic
desire to benefit humanity
refinement; upper class status
practical way of thinking about results
offspring; something resulting
snobby and pretentious manner
too concerned with formal rules and details
passionate argument, often controversial
making people angry or excited, sexually arousing
candor-honest; directness
alter something to make less strong
get rid of something completely
very knowledgeable through study
something coming before; word that subsequent word refers to
deliberate repetition of words or sentence structure for effect
a figure of speech in which an attribute is used to represent the whole thing
create or arise; have offspring
authorization to do something
belief that people are insincere
vicarious understanding of another's feelings; especially due to similar or shared experience
strongly negative feeling
conflict of ideas or attitudes; uncertainty
a message with an instructive purpose
the concurrent response of two or more of the senses to the stimulation of one
advance knowledge of things
gloomy, mournful; especially to an excessive degree
somebody with right or skill, a word or phrase that modifies or restricts the meaning of another word or phrase
a mild but earnest rebuke
sulky or ill-tempered in a peevish manner
not restrained by moral or ethical principals
unchanging or unchangeable
direct opposite; figure of speech that use words or phrases to contrast each other to create a balanced effect
determine number or extent of something
bitter verbal or written attack
to refute, to prove false, to deny the truth of something
essential attribute, official requirement
useful, of value or benefit to something or someone
hostility; extreme hatred
hypothesis; suggestion that might be true
ineffective; unlikely to be successful
bitter sharp in tone, taste, or manner
rude or arrogant, lack of respect
flagrant, conspicuously bad or offensive
seeking of pleasure as a way of life
withholding information; not sincere
believability, willingness to believe
figure of speech in which part of something is used to signify the whole
relating to senses and the sense organs
act of verifying or ratifying something
abstruse; difficult to understand