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15 remarkable words you should add to your vocabulary today

Here are the words you should definitely add to your vocab. Today by giving us five minutes of your time you can end up learning 15 words with their meanings and usage.

india Updated: Jun 25, 2015 12:24 IST
Tarunima Panwar
Vocabulary

In this age of competition, the benefits of a lucid vocabulary are inexhaustible.

Having a strong vocabulary helps individuals communicate at their workplace, as well as with their peers. Alexithymnia (the inability to describe what you're feeling) plagues you, when you are rendered speechless just because you cannot find the right words.

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Does this happen to you often?

Well, here are the words you should definitely add to your vocab. Today by giving us five minutes of your time you can end up learning 15 words with their meanings and usage.

So? All set to get worded?

1 Saturnine (sa-tour-o-nine)
* Meaning: slow, gloomy, somber and saturnine is also a word used to describe someone who is born under the influence of Saturn.
*Sentence: His Saturnine face and heavy and watchful eyes add more mystery to his already mysterious personality.

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2 Hiraeth (heer-eyeth)
*Meaning: Homesickness for a home you cannot return to, or that never was
*Sentence: As soon as I step over the border into Wales my hiraeth evaporates. I am home.

3 Effulgent (ih-fuhl-juh nt)
*Meaning: shining brightly, radiant
*Sentence: As the bride walked down the aisle, she looked effulgent in her sparkling gown.

4 Callow (kal-oh)
*Meaning: immature
*Sentence: They are not callow like the young of most birds, but more perfectly developed and precocious even than chickens.

5 Fulminate (fuhl-muh-neyt)
*Meaning: to attack loudly or denounce
*Sentence: All fulminated against the new curriculum

6Pogonophile (po-go-no-phile)
*Meaning: someone who loves beards
*Sentence: Damn, girl you're such a pogonophile

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7 Coulrophobia (kool-ruh-foh-bee-uh)
*Meaning: fear of clowns
*Sentence: After John Wayne Gacy we all have transformed into coulrophobes.

8 Duende (doo-en-day)
*Meaning: from Spanish dialectal (charm), the ability to attract others through personal magnetism and charm.
*Sentence: He became popularly known as the duende, the fairy or brownie of the palace, and was believed to be the lover of the queen.

9 Taradiddle (tar-uh-did-l)
*Meaning: a fib, pretentious nonsense
*Sentence: He told me some taradiddle about being an investment banker, but even even I know more about finance than he does.

10 Collywobbles (kol-ee-wob-uh lz)
*Meaning: pain in the abdomen and especially in the stomach; a bellyache
*Sentence: I'm not riding the rollercoaster with these collywobbles

11 Alexithymia (ah-lek-sah-thi-mee-ah)

*Meaning: inability to describe emotions in a verbal manner.

*Sentence: When I saw his handsome face I was hit with a wave of alexithymia.



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12 Consanguineous (kon-sang-gwin-ee-uh s)
*Meaning: of the same blood or origin; specifically: descended from the same ancestor
*Sentence: The short, dark-haired boy hardly seemed consanguineous with his tall, red-haired siblings.

13 Tergiversate (tur-ji-ver-seyt)
*Meaning: evasion of straightforward action or clear-cut statement
*Sentence: The more she tergiversated, the greater grew the ardency of the reporters for an interview

14 Pasquinade (pas-kwuh-neyd)
*Meaning: a satire or lampoon, especially one posted in a public place.
*Sentence: A pasquinade of Washington society that features thinly disguised portraits of several political power brokers.

15 Poltroon (pol-troon)
*Meaning: a spiritless coward
*Sentence: Come on, you poltroons

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Now that you have a list of 15 words that would make you seem worldly, even if you aren't, then maybe we taught you something that you didn't know!