Some Wonderful English Words to Expand Our Vocabulary

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This was originally posted on Just English but I wanted to share it with you all here. If you take the time to read it, please also go and pay the original page some love too.

UnionAs the years pass, language evolves.

Since the days of Chaucer and Shakespeare, we can all agree English has become less flowery.

Some fantastic vocabulary just dropped out of everyday conversation.

Author Mark Forsyth writes about the words we’ve lost. From his book “Horologicon” to his Tumblr and published articles, we compiled a list of the best words that need reviving.

1. Ultracrepidarian (n):”Somebody who gives opinions on subjects they know nothing about.”
Example: Too many ultracrepidarians discuss the conflict in Syria.

2. Snollygoster (n): “a shrewed, unprincipled person, especially a politician.”
Example: Many consider Chris Christie a snollygoster after the Bridgegate scandal.

3. Zwodder (n): “a drowsy…

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