Here are 11 words we should all be using more often

Ellen Stewart
Wednesday 10 February 2016 13:50
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Is your lexicon incommensurate? Do you wish you sounded cleverer?

If the answer to either of the above is yes then you are in the correct place.

After one Reddit user asked 'What is a word not conventionally used in daily life that you love to say?' we asked Twitter what words we should all be using more often.

Plebiscite

A plebiscite is a direct vote by eligible voters to decide an important public question, such as a change to the constitution, secession, or a similar issue of national or regional importance.

Submitted by @joncstone

Crepuscular

Crepuscular animals are those that are active primarily during twilight. It is thus to be distinguished from diurnal and nocturnal behaviour where an animal is active during the hours of daylight or the hours of darkness respectively.

Submitted by @HarryCockburn

Askance

Adverb: with an attitude or look of suspicion or disapproval.

Submitted by @gingerm

Leviathan

A sea monster referenced in the Tanakh, or the Old Testament. The word has become synonymous with any large sea monster or creature.

Submitted by @dumbwitness

Quincunx

A geometric pattern consisting of five points arranged in a cross, with four of them forming a square or rectangle and a fifth at its centre.

Submitted by @stormofquiet

Sesquipedalian

Adjective: Used to describe a long word.

Submitted by @carlsby

Mendacity

Noun: the quality of being mendacious; untruthfulness; tendency to lie.

Submitted by @whiffen_rhona

Sagacious

Having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgement; wise or shrewd.

Submitted by @JamieDodo

Bogus

Not genuine or true (used in a disapproving manner when deception has been attempted).

Submitted by @ibzo

Irreverent

Showing a lack of respect for people or things that are generally taken seriously.

Submitted by @NickJWReilly

Ordurous

Something regarded as being morally offensive.

Submitted by @_andrew_griffin

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