Use Fancy Words: Masticate
Fancy word Everygirls should know: masticate
Why we chose this fancy word: On lonely Friday nights, what’s a girl to do but masticate? Grab a glass of red, turn on a Colin Firth flick and let your fantasy soar: pizza, quesadillas, meatballs? Okay, okay. We know you probably aren’t fantasizing about food while you’re masticating—after all, you are chewing it.
Definition: masticate (verb) pronunciation: mas-ti-keyt
- chew, munch, chomp.
Use this word in a sentence: Alaina choked on her mozzarella stick because she didn’t take the time to masticate properly.
Have you been using past fancy words?
dalliance= trifling away of time, dawdling; flirting
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
definition via dictionary.reference.com
illustration by Jessica Durrant