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ITT: We expand our vocabulary.

God tier vocab words with definitions/uses
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androgynous - not bearing resemblance to any one gender
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This is a cool thread idea

acquiesce
verb. \?a-kw?-?es\
to accept, comply, or submit tacitly or passively
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sa·ti·ate
?s?SH???t/Submit
verb
past tense: satiated; past participle: satiated
another term for sate1.
"he folded up his newspaper, his curiosity satiated"
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hoar
adj. /hôr/
grayish white; gray or gray-haired with age.
noun. hoarfrost
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>>549791927
faggot (n.) - definition : OP
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consternation

/?känst?r?n?SH?n/
feelings of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected.

>OP watched with great consternation as his thread turned to shit
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anecdoche

n. a conversation in which everyone is talking but nobody is listening, simply overlaying disconnected words like a game of Scrabble, with each player borrowing bits of other anecdotes as a way to increase their own score, until we all run out of things to say.
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Floccinaucinihilification
(flokky-nokky-nih-hill-ih-pill-if-ication)

The action or habit of judging something worthless
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Despondent
adjective
in low spirits from loss of hope or courage.

Diatribe
noun
a forceful and bitter verbal attack against someone or something.
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Pusillanimous
>pu·sil·lan·i·mous
>pyo?os??lan?m?s
>adjective
Showing a lack of courage or determination; timid.
Often shortened to "pussy"; where is has been confused as slang for the female genitals.
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>>549792319
Here's another

>cockalorum
\ kok-uh-LAWR-uhm, -LOHR- \ , noun;
a self-important little man
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My favorite

Catharsis

Main Entry: ca·thar·sis
Pronunciation: \k?-?thär-s?s\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural ca·thar·ses \-?s?z\
Etymology: New Latin, from Greek katharsis, from kathairein to cleanse, purge, from katharos
Date: circa 1775
1 : purgation 2 a : purification or purgation of the emotions (as pity and fear) primarily through art b : a purification or purgation that brings about spiritual renewal or release from tension 3 : elimination of a complex by bringing it to consciousness and affording it expression
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>>549793478
I imagine that this could take hold as an insult on /b/
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ux·o·ri·cide
(?k?s??r??sa?d)
noun
the act of killing one's wife.
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>>549793579
Sorry to be that fag, but I bet this is where they got the name Karthis in league of legends.
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Niggerhomofag

Definition:OP
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>>549793641
No it couldn't, you dumb fucking cockalorum.
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onomasticon
/on-uh-MAS-ti-kon, -kohn/
noun.
a collection or list of proper names
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Sanctimonious
/s?ngk't?-m?'n?-?s/
Feigning piety or righteousness
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unequivocal (adj): leaving no doubt, unambiguous
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niggardly
nig-gard-ly
nig?rdl?
adjective.
not generous; stingy
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Isostasy

The habit of all things to subside.
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The over use of one word really gets to me.
Impact
To strike with force.
Connotations: to compress, to pressure.

So when some asshat says he was 'impacted' by some event, I have to wonder how it compressed or pressured him. And it only leaves me with the desire to impact his face with my fist.
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I use some of these words in casual conversation, does that make me come across as a douche?
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supercilious

Acting as if you're better than others.
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serendipity (?s?r?n?d?p?t?)

— n
the faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident
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>>549799229
No, it just makes you pedantic.

A fondness for the use of big or rarely used words.
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>>549798913

>Implying all "pressure" is physical

Pressure:

1: the continuous physical force exerted on or against an object by something in contact with it.

2: the use of persuasion, influence, or intimidation to make someone do something.

Just sayin' as an fyi.
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>>549800492
>>549798913

Also the second definition of "impact" as a verb is:

2.
have a strong effect on someone or something.

Nigga you in a definition thread. get real
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>>549799229

If you're using....

>satiate, unequivocal, sanctimonious, catharsis, diatribe, despodent, consternation, acquiesce, or androgynous, serendipity, or supercilious.

Then you just have a good vocabulary.

If you're using the even more obscure words in this thread then you're probably coming off as pretentious.

If you're using niggardly, then you're probably 12.

>>549799685

>Pedantic
>A fondness for the use of big or rarely used words.

That's not what pedantic means.

Pedantic means that you like to impress people with your knowledge of facts; but you have no understanding of the relevance or importance of said facts.
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>>549791927

no thanks, neckbeard faggot
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>>549794350
Dictionary.com's word of the day today!
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Discourse (noun): written or spoken communication or debate

Good-tier usage: use to distinguish between different discourse communities
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Distinguish (verb): recognize or treat (someone or something) as different

God-tier usage: use this correctly instead of the plebian overuse of the word "differentiate"
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>>549799229
No.

It means that you have a good vocabulary. If you're not going out of your way to ham-fistedly shove those words into your sentences, and you actually use those words normally, then you probably just have a good grasp of the language and mean to convey things more precisely and accurately than most people. The people who think you're douchey for that are people who 1. don't read and 2. think you're just trying to show off. And the people who think you're showing off when you use words beyond a second-grade vocabulary are people who can't imagine a person speaking above a second-grade level without going out of their way to do so.

In other words, you're surrounded by imbeciles.
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>>549794350
This are the ones i hadn't heard before, but i'm a beaner.
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