Fancy word Everygirls should know: euphemism
Why we chose this fancy word: This was just another word thrown into conversation that one Everygirl editor had to look up on her phone. After learning the fancy word’s meaning, she realized it was used very effectively and now plans to use it in regular conversation. You should, too.
Definition: euphemism (n.) pronunciation: yü-fə-ˌmi-zəm
- the substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant
- nice way of saying something
Use this word in a sentence: Her jealous boyfriend believed “girls night” was just a euphemism for going out and flirting with other guys.
Have you been using past fancy words?
loquacious = talkative, babbling
osculation = a kiss
resplendent = having a splendid appearance
pedantic = ostentatious in one’s learning
compendium = summary or account of a subject
definition via merriam-webster.com