25 Words to Use for Girls Trying to Sound Super Intelligent ...

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I know that some of you reading this love words just as much as I do. I feel lucky as a writer that with the amount of reading I do and the research I undertake, that I have a wide vocab. But, I’m also one of those that likes to use words to impress, win an argument or just sound smart. The next time you’re looking for a clever word, try one of these:

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Avant-Garde

Something in French always sounds smarter, right!? Avant-garde is a term for anything in a unconventionally experimental or unorthodox way.

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Bravado

You might use the word bravado to describe a person who is full of a false kind of courage that masks a hidden fear.

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Caustic

Instead of saying that somebody is sarcastic or over-critical in an annoying way, you can describe them as being very caustic.

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Ennui

This is a really interesting word that is used to capture that feeling you sometimes get of weariness, discontent or a real lack of interest in the thing that you are supposed to be doing.

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Esoteric

Something can be described as esoteric when it is created solely for the understanding or enjoyment of a set of people with a very specific knowledge or interest.

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Fastidious

A fastidious person is a person who is very hard to please and likes things to be done a particularly high level.

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Hedonist

A hedonist is the type of person who lives their life to the full, in pursuit solely of things that will bring them gratification and pleasure.

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Idiosyncratic

This word alludes to a particular characteristic or quirk that a person might have that is completely individual to them and tells them apart from others.

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Maudlin

The word maudlin can be used to describe any person or thing that is sentimental to the point of foolishness, or overly emotional and tearful.

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Nouveau Riche

This is term that is used to describe anybody who is newly rich rather than from rich stock. Sometimes used in an offensive way to highlight a lack of etiquette or class.

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Quintessence

A word that means the very most perfect embodiment of a particular thing.

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Scintillating

Something can be said to be scintillating if it is particularly brilliant, witty or clever.

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Elucidate

To elucidate something is to make it as perfectly clear as you can for the person to whom you are explaining it.

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Liminal

Liminal means maintaining a position that is on both sides of a particular situation or argument, such as being stuck in the middle of two fighting friends.

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Perfunctory

To perform a task with as minimal effort as is possible to get it completed.

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Equidistant

Being at equal distance from one place as you are from another. This can allude to physical position or something more psychological and emotional.

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Polemical

Something becomes polemical if it garners strong criticism, controversy and debate.

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Vitriol

To spout vitriol at somebody means to say the meanest things possible in order to try to upset them.

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Solipsistic

This word describes an elevated kind of narcissism, the theory that your own existence is the only existence that can be proved to be real.

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Tenuous

Something can be described as tenuous in a conversation if it had extremely little to do with the original talking point.

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Obfuscate

If your obfuscate something, you make it unintelligible or really unclear.

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Anomaly

An anomaly is something that stands out of the normal in a particular situation. For example, a point on graph that is vastly different to the rest of the data.

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Harbinger

A harbinger is something that signals that arrival or event of another thing. For example, lightning is the harbinger of thunder.

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Cavalier

If you are cavalier about something, it means that you go in to it head first without thinking about the consequences.

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Litany

The word litany is used to describe something that is frequent and incessant, like receiving a litany of complaints or a litany of insults.

I love all these words. Please share some of your favourite not-so-ordinary words.

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