20 Vocabulary Words You Should Use More Often

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.
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!

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.

1. Archaic (adjective)
Definition: very old or old fashioned
Example: Record players are archaic!

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.

2. Zephyr (noun)
Definition: a brief gusty wind
Example: There was a nice zephyr outside today.

Quiescent

3. Quiescent (adjective)
Definition: peacefulness, dormant, inactive
Example: It is nice to have a quiescent day to spend with friends and family.

Grow your vocabulary to make your sound smarter! Here are 20+ words you should use more often, both writing and in everyday life.

4. Plethora (noun)
Definition: excess, a large amount
Example: The young girl has a plethora of pebbles in her collections.

Grow your vocabulary to make your sound smarter! Here are 20+ words you should use more often, both writing and in everyday life.

5. Degust (verb)
Definition: to eat slowly to appreciate the taste
Example: Mary degusted the incredible chocolate cake from grandma’s secret recipe.

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6. Poignant (adjective)
Definition: touching and moving
Example: The Pursuit of Happyness is a memorable and poignant movie.

Grow your vocabulary to make your sound smarter! Here are 20+ words you should use more often, both writing and in everyday life.

7. Abate (verb)
Definition: to become smaller
Example: It seemed that over time, the wins of the football team began to abate.

Grow your vocabulary to make your sound smarter! Here are 20+ words you should use more often, both writing and in everyday life.

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!

Grow your vocabulary to make your sound smarter! Here are 20+ words you should use more often, both writing and in everyday life.

9. Ravenous (adjective)
Definition: extremely hungry
Example: Goldilocks was ravenous, but she could not eat the first two bowls of porridge!

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10. Defunct (adjective)
Definition: no longer existing or functioning
Example: Funky music, hair, and clothes from the 1970s are now defunct!

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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.

Grow your vocabulary to make your sound smarter! Here are 20+ words you should use more often, both writing and in everyday life.

12. Juxtaposition (noun)
Definition: two different, contrasting things being compared side by side
Example: Today, I juxtaposed the difference between Mac and Windows computers.

Grow your vocabulary to make your sound smarter! Here are 20+ words you should use more often, both writing and in everyday life.

13. Alacritous (adjective)
Definition: brisk or lively
Example: The alacritous young boy jumped into a pile of leaves.
magnanimous

14. Magnanimous (adjective)
Definition: very generous or forgiving
Example: Despite their struggles, the couple was magnanimous and had a long and happy marriage.

cachinnating

15. Cachinnating (verb)
Definition: to laugh loudly
Example: Olivia and Alyssa were up cachinnating long past their bedtime.

Obsolete

16. Obsolete (adjective)
Definition: no longer used
Example: New technology can quickly become obsolete as new technology comes out.

polychromatic

17. Polychromatic (adjective)
Definition: multicolored, showing a variety or change of color
Example: The beautiful painting was polychromatic.

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18. Albeit (conjunction)
Definition: although
Example: Tom began painting the fence, albeit with a grumpy attitude.

Incandescent

19. Incandescent (adjective)
Definition: giving off light after being heated, someone brilliant
Example: The incandescent lightbulb shone brightly in the whole room.

banal

20. Banal (adjective)
Definition: boring and lacking in originality
Example: That new pop song is so banal!

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About Samantha

Samantha is a teen entrepreneur and a former unsocialized homeschooler from Indiana, USA. Samantha is interested in WWII history, Israel, and politics. Her specialities are words, frugality, homeschooling, and procrastination. When not blogging, Samantha spends her time reading, trying to speak Hebrew, and wasting time on Pinterest.

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