It is always believed that learning big words and using it, makes you smarter, but this is sadly not true as revealed by a Princeton study in 2012. But grasping a new word, understanding its meaning and using it effectively will definitely make you intelligent. As per the recent studies, there is a strong correlation between increasing your vocabulary and strengthening your brain.
The list is endless but here are 10 words that will make you sound smarter!
Definition: It is a loud irritating mixture of sounds like howling dogs, honking cars, musical instruments or even people etc.
Example: “We entered a jungle and experienced a cacophony of noise”
Definition: its origin is in French that stands for a feeling where you are simultaneously down with boredom and highly irked. It doesn’t account for depression but the feeling that you would be anywhere but here. It’s a bored and an interested state.
Example: “Today’s young are prey to Ennui every now and then”
Definition: It means you are so overcome with your emotions that you are actually shivering.
Sentence: “You doubt my excitement? I am aquiver with it!”
Definition: It is used when a person think she knows the solution but actually is just beating around the bush.
Sentence: “Sir, you think you can solve this, but you are just being a glib”
Definition: It means offence or annoyance.
Sentence: “I understand your publicity, but you needn’t cause so much umbrage”
Definition: It is used when the subject of conversation changes abruptly, without any warning.
Sentence: “Wait what? I was asking you about the Facebook’s recent update and you started talking of the Earth’s demise? That was a weird non-sequitur!”
Definition: its origin is Spanish and it means to leave hurriedly or “let’s go”.
Sentence: “There’s an earthquake! Vamoose man Vamoose!”
Definition: It is defined something which is beyond evil.
Sentence: “The way he treats his employees is just Nefarious”
Definition: Yes, this is actually a word that refers to an activity that pretends to be useful but is a big waste of time.
Sentence: “I swear to Mom, that social gathering was a big Boondoggle”
Definition: It means Moody or unpredictable and can be used for the already infuriated people; as they will never be offended, because of the word’s neutrality.
Sentence: “Honey, you seem a little Capricious today! Whats the matter?”