This list is for the lady logophiles out there, and I'm willing to bet there are at least a few words you probably don't know! I learned early in life that an impressive vocabulary can do as much for you as an impressive wardrobe. The key is to have fun with language and grow in knowledge without using it to make others feel excluded. These are some of my favorite not so known words from the dictionary as well as the book "The Gilded Tongue". This purple velvet hard cover book is a must read for anyone interested in language, humor and words you probably don't know.
(im-PAV-id): adj. from Latin impravidus, from in- (not) and pavidus (fearful): not afraid; fearless.
It's natural to have some fear, like the type of fear that protects you from touching a hot stove or playing in traffic. But if you find that fear consumes you or even stops you from pursuing what's in your heart, then that fear needs to be escorted to the closest exit door. Impavid is probably my favorite word because it's a great approach to life. It also doesn't sound too weird so you can incorporate it in your everyday vocab and not sound too stuffy.