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Awesome Big Words

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.
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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