Use Fancy Words: quotidian
Fancy word Everygirls should know: quotidian
Why we chose this fancy word: One of our writing interns, Clarissa Fidler, stumbled upon this word while reading a New York Times article by David Carr. She found the well-known writer’s unique, poignant perspective on the topic of plagiarism to be anything but quotidian.
Definition: quotidian (adj.) pronunciation: kwoh-tid-ee-uhn
usual or customary; everyday
Use this word in a sentence: Olivia’s quotidian looks and shy demeanor were no match for Zoe’s breathtaking beauty and charismatic personality.
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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