I haven’t recently written a post on fancy fustian words. This borders on negligence, for I am forever collecting grandiloquent and archaic words guaranteed to bore people to death at parties (of which I am not invited) or annoy phone solicitors. The Board of Directors Here at Spo-Reflections absolutely hates these entries, as they draw no traffic. Well screw’em. I love words! Pleonasm is my middle name.
Here are a few of my recent finds, apropos for the holidays, winter months, and the pending political regime. Try using some in an email today.
Blivit – something for which one cannot find a word; something difficult to name.
Chicanery – the use of trickery to achieve a political, financial, or legal purpose.
Cumbly – benumbed with cold
Gambrinous – intoxicated by beer.
Gelid – f*cking cold, geezus could it get any worse.
Mardy – a sulky slightly aggressive moody teenager, usually female.
Mulligrubs – ill temper; colic; grumpiness.
Naufragous – something relating to or causing a shipwreck; something that creates a disaster.
Nescience – lack of knowledge or awareness.
Nudnik – a persistently dull, boring pest.
Potation – a drink or draft, especially of an alcoholic beverage.
Quisquillious – having the nature of rubbish (a splendid word indeed!)
Skiver – someone who skips or weasels out of a responsibility.
Viridity – greenness