My Cool Word List

I am not only a self-proclaimed bibliophile (scroll down to see the definition for that word), but also a logophile–I love words. Especially cool ones. So this is my cool word list. I have a lot of favorites, so I’ll be adding to the list as I remember them or discover new ones.

As you read you’ll probably notice a trend of words with “qu” in them. Yes, I do seem to like those types of words. Or rather, the words I like seem to have “qu” in them quite a lot.

I hope you enjoy reading these and maybe learn a new word or two in the process.

Effervescent
adj. 1. (of a liquid) giving off bubbles; fizzy.
       2. vivacious and enthusiastic.

Perspicacious
adj. having a ready insight into and understanding of things.

Sublime
adj. of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe.

Autumn
n. the third season of the year, when crops and fruits are gathered and leaves fall, in the northern hemisphere from September to November and in the southern hemisphere from March to May.

Subterfuge
n. deceit used in order to achieve one’s goal.

Oblique
adj. 1. neither parallel nor at a right angle to a specified or implied line; slanting.
– not explicit or direct in addressing a point.

Brusque
adj. abrupt or offhand in speech or manner.

Bibliophile
n. a person who collects or has a great love of books.

Magniloquent
adj. using high-flown or bombastic language.

Quintessential
adj. representing the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class.

Inveigle
n. persuade (someone) to do something by means of deception or flattery.

Exquisite
adj. extremely beautiful and, typically, delicate.

Nefarious
adj. (typically of an action or activity) wicked or criminal.

Loquacious
adj. tending to talk a great deal; talkative.

Ubiquitous
adj. present, appearing, or found everywhere.

Definitions taken from the Oxford Dictionary.

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