Use Fancy Words: innocuous
Fancy word Everygirls should know: innocuous
Why we chose this fancy word: Recently, a friend sent us this article from the Huffington Post Women’s blog. Aside from being a relatabe piece, it was enlightening and informative. In this article, I came across a word I had seen before, but never knew the meaning of: innocuous.
Definition: innocuous (adjective) pronunciation: ih-nok-yoo-uhs
- not harmful or injurious; harmless
- not likely to irritate or offend; inoffensive
Use this word in a sentence: The advertising team thought the billboard was innocuous, but it turns out many people want it to be taken down.
Have you been using past fancy words?
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
definition via dictionary.reference.com
illustration by Jessica Durrant