Words that deserve wider use
One who manually copies documents or takes
dictation; clerk, secretary or stenographer.
Third from the end. The one
before the next-to-the-last.
Antithetical - Opposite.
Bumbershoot - Umbrella; parasol.
Eleemosynary - Charitable.
Ennui - Boredom. Lack of interest.
Esoteric - Understood, known by or intended for only a very
few; requiring knowledge possessed by only a small group.
~from the page.
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The first on the list is the best - absquatulate - I now have 24 hours to work that into a conversation...
Hmm...rarely do I come across words unfamiliar to me do to the practice of always looking up definitions imposed by my late grandfather. Some of these are quite excellent and deserve wider use.
84 of these are a regular part of my vocabulary. I'm doin' my part!