Fancy word Everygirls should know: insouciant
Why we chose this fancy word: When an Everygirl reader submitted insouciant as a possible fancy word, we were instantly intrigued. Upon learning its meaning, we've used the word several times to describe those rare moments during the week when life slows down and we're worry-free.
Definition: insouciant (adj.) pronunciation: in-soo-see-uhnt
- free from concern, worry, or anxiety; carefree; nonchalant
Use this word in a sentence: The stresses of adult life made Carrie long for the insouciant days of her childhood.
Have you been using past fancy words?
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
definition via dictionary.reference.com