Fancy 30 Words to Make You Sound and Write Smarter in 2018

a list of 30 fancy words for multipurpose use

Having a good vocabulary and knowing fancy words meaning helps to express oneself more clearly, and with more precision. It gives an opportunity to better understand the world around us and to read between the lines, and the mind behind others words. This article presents Fancy 30 Words to Make You Sound and Write Smarter

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” – J.K. Rowling’s character Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows

1. Petrichor: The smell of earth after rain.

2. Demure: Shy and reserved.

3. Taciturn: not inclined to talk.

4. Obsequious: excessively compliant or submissive.

5. Impudent: casually rude, insolent, impertinent.

“Words are important. If you cannot say what you mean, you will never mean what you say. And you should always mean what you say.”-The Last Emperor written by Mark Peploe & Bernardo Bertolucci

6. Gluttony: overindulgence in food or drink.

7. Embezzle: to steal money by falsifying records.

8. Intrepid: brave in the face of danger.

9. Panacea: a remedy for all ills or difficulties.

10. Refurbish: to restore, clean up.

11. Evanescent: Vanishing quickly, lasting a very short time.

12. Lithe: Slender and flexible.

13. Sumptuous: Lush, luxurious.

14. Camaraderie: the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability.

15. Suave: having a sophisticated charm.

“The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary.”–  J. K. Rowling

16. Serendipity: The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

17. Perfunctory: hasty and without attention to detail

18. Scintillating: having brief brilliant points or flashes of light.

19. Maudlin: effusively or insincerely emotional

20. Finagle: achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods

“Your understanding of what you read and hear is, to a very large degree, determined by your vocabulary, so improve your vocabulary daily.”-  Zig Ziglar

21. Sempiternal: Eternal, Everlasting.

22. Evocative: Suggestive.

23. Conflate: To blend together.

24. Ailurophile: A cat-lover.

25. Superfluous: exceeding what is necessary.

“One forgets words as one forgets names. One’s vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die. “-Evelyn Waugh

26. Plethora: an abundance, excess.

27. Inveterate: stubbornly established by habit.

28. Harbinger: Messenger with news of the future.

29. Brogue: a thick and heavy shoe.

30. Idyllic: charmingly simple and serene.

“Failure isn’t an option. I’ve erased the word ‘fear’ from my vocabulary, and I think when you erase fear, you can’t fail.”– Alicia Keys

Three simple tips to increase Vocabulary and retain fancy words meaning:

(i) Read, read and read as much as you can. There is no substitute to this point.

(ii) Install a dictionary app and look for the unfamiliar word as soon as you get it. DO NOT keep it for tomorrow, because that tomorrow will never come.

(iii) Practice using the new words as soon and as often possible. Have this attitude of “I will use it whenever I can”.