Grow your vocabulary to make your sound smarter! Here are 20+ vocabulary words that you should use more often, both in writing and in everyday life.
20+ Vocabulary Words You Should Use
There are so many interesting vocabulary words out there! Here are 20+ of my favorite vocabulary words that you should use more often!
1. Archaic (adjective)
Definition: very old or old fashioned
Example: Record players are archaic!
2. Zephyr (noun)
Definition: a brief gusty wind
Example: There was a nice zephyr outside today.
3. Quiescent (adjective)
Definition: peacefulness, dormant, inactive
Example: It is nice to have a quiescent day to spend with friends and family.
4. Plethora (noun)
Definition: excess, a large amount
Example: The young girl has a plethora of pebbles in her collections.
5. Degust (verb)
Definition: to eat slowly to appreciate the taste
Example: Mary degusted the incredible chocolate cake from grandma’s secret recipe.
6. Poignant (adjective)
Definition: touching and moving
Example: The Pursuit of Happyness is a memorable and poignant movie.
7. Abate (verb)
Definition: to become smaller
Example: It seemed that over time, the wins of the football team began to abate.
8. Sycophant (noun)
Definition: a person who flatters to gain personal favors
Example: We all become sycophants when a cop pulls us over for a speeding ticket!
9. Ravenous (adjective)
Definition: extremely hungry
Example: Goldilocks was ravenous, but she could not eat the first two bowls of porridge!
10. Defunct (adjective)
Definition: no longer existing or functioning
Example: Funky music, hair, and clothes from the 1970s are now defunct!
11. Munificence (noun)
Definition: being extremely generous, the quality of being lavishly generous
Example: The king’s munificence helped feed thousands of the poor, starving villagers.
12. Juxtaposition (noun)
Definition: two different, contrasting things being compared side by side
Example: Today, I juxtaposed the difference between Mac and Windows computers.
13. Alacritous (adjective)
Definition: brisk or lively
Example: The alacritous young boy jumped into a pile of leaves.
14. Magnanimous (adjective)
Definition: very generous or forgiving
Example: Despite their struggles, the couple was magnanimous and had a long and happy marriage.
15. Cachinnating (verb)
Definition: to laugh loudly
Example: Olivia and Alyssa were up cachinnating long past their bedtime.
16. Obsolete (adjective)
Definition: no longer used
Example: New technology can quickly become obsolete as new technology comes out.
17. Polychromatic (adjective)
Definition: multicolored, showing a variety or change of color
Example: The beautiful painting was polychromatic.
18. Albeit (conjunction)
Example: Tom began painting the fence, albeit with a grumpy attitude.
19. Incandescent (adjective)
Definition: giving off light after being heated, someone brilliant
Example: The incandescent lightbulb shone brightly in the whole room.
20. Banal (adjective)
Definition: boring and lacking in originality
Example: That new pop song is so banal!
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Thanks for the wonderful list of words.
i love albeit,,it speaks
I’m using all of these on my freinds, I’m kinda good at literacy, and they have no idea what I’m saying;)
This is so good, maybe you can start a weekly 20 essential word rollout. It would help many people.
Very nice give some easy words for small kids
Wow… incredible vocabulary
Really useful, even while speaking to your colleagues.
Really fascinated with the words : there description: their sentence formation
My heartfelt gratitude for this generous way of making us learn ….