Use Fancy Words: dalliance

Use Fancy Words: dalliance #theeverygirl

Fancy word Everygirls should know: dalliance

Why we chose this fancy word: Editorial Assistant, Caitlin Brown was scolded over the weekend by her older sister for her dalliance while she was supposed to be packing to move out of her old Cincinnati apartment. Unfortunately, she didn't know what dalliance meant!

Definition: dalliance (noun) pronunciation: dal-ee-uhns, dal-yuhns

  1. a trifling away of time; dawdling.
  2. amorous toying; flirtation.

Use this word in a sentence: When I first get into the office, a few minutes of dalliance spent checking Facebook and Pinterest is always essential.

Have you been using past fancy words?

quotidian= daily, usual or customary; everyday
insouciant = free from concern, worry, or anxiety; carefree
self-effacing = not drawing attention to oneself; modest
picayune = of little value or account; small; trifling
risible = causing or capable of causing laughter; laughable; ludicrous.
parvenu = someone who has recently acquired wealth or importance but has not yet developed the appropriate manners
usurious = charging illegal or exorbitant rates of interest for the use of money
blandishment = something that flatters or coaxes
innocuous = not harmful
fruition = attainment of anything desired; realization; accomplishment
libation = a pouring out of wine or other liquid in honor of a deity
ubiquitous = existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time
chimerical = highly unrealistic; wildly fanciful
pithy = brief or forceful
euphemism = nice way of saying something unpleasant
loquacious = talkative, babbling
osculation = a kiss
resplendent = having a splendid appearance
pedantic = ostentatious in one’s learning
compendium = summary or account of a subject

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Jessica Durrant