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50 Sophisticated Words You Should Start Using Instead

on Apr 27, 2014 in Words | 0 comments

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OnlineCollege.org compiled this supreme (wink wink) list of words that you could/should be using instead of cheap imitations. I happen to like words like “epic” and “fail,” but yeah these are some really cool substitutions. Here are my favorites from this list:

  1. Blunder: For the love of grammar, “fail” is not a noun. On the other hand, “blunder” works as both a noun and a verb. How supreme.
  2. Triumph: Instead of “FTW,” you can say, “For The Triumph!” We bet you money you can’t say it without feeling like Maximus
  3. Fidus Achates: More than some internet acquaintance, a fidus Achates (“FEED-us uh-KAH-tays”) is a true friend. It’s like “BFF” in Latin.
  4. Fancy: It’s only a matter of time before you’ll be able to “fancy” a link or status update for which you wish to show appreciation.
  5. Piquant: If you simply must inform the world how scrumptious the food you are currently eating is, please refrain from saying “nom nom nom.” Use this descriptor instead to convey appetizing flavor.
  6. Ergo: Starting a status update with “so” is nonsensical because “so” means “therefore.” But if you’re going to use “so” correctly, “ergo” works just as well.
  7. Assiduous: Don’t bother telling employers you are “dynamic;” everyone they’ve interviewed has been dynamic. But if you want an original way to tell them you are hardworking, use this.
  8. Henceforth: For some reason, “going forward” has caught on as a tack-on to the end of serious statements to make them sound more complete. We’re not sure how you can go any way but forward, but at least use “henceforth” instead.
  9. Withal: You’re not still using “irregardless” are you? Make the point of “nevertheless” with withal, a great word that people will think you misspelled.
  10. Opined: “Said” is perfectly functional and perfectly acceptable and perfectly boring. If someone is giving their opinion, say they “opined.”

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