Ten words we should all be using more often

Wednesday 14 January 2015 09:00
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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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