Awesome Big Words

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This is a list of various words that are Brobdingnagian, and really cool. If you like interesting words, study these (words were taken from the book Lily B. on the Brink of Love, by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel.

infantilize

to treat as if infantile (of or relating to infants)

malaise

an indefinite feeling of debility or lack of health often indicative of or accompanying the onset of an illness

persnickety

fussy about small details

contemporaneously

existing, occurring, or originating during the same time

quixotic

foolishly impractical esp. in the pursuit of ideals; esp. marked by rash lofty romantic ideas or extravagantly chivalrous action

termagant

an overbearing or nagging woman

perspicacious

of acute mental vision or discernment

Brobdingnagian

marked by tremendous size

hyperbole

extravagant exaggeration

resplendent

shining brilliantly

opprobrious

deserving og opprobrium (something that brings disgrace)

conundrum

a question or problem having only a conjectural answer

perspicuous

plain to the understanding esp. because of clarity and precision of presentation

cantankerous

difficult or irritating to deal with

acrimonious

caustic, biting, or rancorous esp. in feeling, language, or manner

mordant

biting and caustic in thought, manner, or style

caustic

marked by incisive sarcasm

derisive

expressing or causing derision (the use of ridicule or scorn to show contempt)

acidulous

somewhat acid or harsh in taste or manner

bilious

of or indicative of a peevish ill-natured disposition

vituperative

uttering or given to censure: containing or characterized by verbal abuse

disparage

to depreciate by indirect means (as invidious compasison: speak slightingly about

supercilious

coolly and patronizingly haughty

excoriate

to censure scathingly

maleficent

working or productive of harm or evil

contumelious

insolently abusive or humiliating

plethora

excess, superfluity

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