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Ten words we should all be using more often

Posted by i100 staff in offbeat

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A group of logophiles (word lovers) has released its annual list of words that it believes deserve to be used more often.

Here is the Word Warriors’ 2015 list of “eminently useful words”:

Caterwaul

– A shrill howling or wailing noise


Concinnity

– The skilful and harmonious arrangement or fitting together of the different parts of something


Flapdoodle

– Nonsense


Knavery

– A roguish act


Melange

– A mixture of different things


Obambulate

– To walk about


Opsimath

– A person who studies late in life


Philistine

– A person who is hostile or indifferent to culture and the arts


Rapscallion

– A rascal


Subtopia

– Unsightly sprawling suburban development


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