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Which are your favorite fancy words? Words that people don't generally use on a day-to-day basis yet you find yourself using all the time anyway just because you like them.

Uh, mine are the verb "To Elude" and the adjective "Ephemeral" lol







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sacrilegious or impenetrable, idk they just stick out to me lol
 

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My word is, and will always be "imperative."

I heard it in Kingdom Hearts 2 when I was seven, and somehow I liked it. "Imperative." This is imperative, that is imperative. When I was almost late for school, it was imperative that I get there.

...None of my friends could understand me, haha. I became somewhat-famous for this word- I still do like to say it.

Tetsuya Nomura, why did you expand my vocabulary like that!? IT MADE ME AN OUTCAST!! :guffaw:

Another one's "being-" that one I got from the BIONICLE books at the same age- that's how they referred to the aliens. & robots "This being." And so I began referring to animals as "beings." That butterfly is a "being."

...That one I don't do anymore, haha. But at the time it seemed cool & edgy & futuristic- like one day everyone'll be doing it and I was ahead of the trend.

Great thread @JosephSeraph ! It was fun writing that. I thought I was the only person who liked thinking about words like this, haha.
 

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Evanescence, because I like the way it sounds, what it means, and the fact it reminds me of a band I liked in my early teens. I also like Lacuna (means either a cavity in the body, or an unfilled space) for pretty much the same reasons. lol.

Vicissitude is another word I love the look and sound of.
 

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My word is, and will always be "imperative."

I heard it in Kingdom Hearts 2 when I was seven, and somehow I liked it. "Imperative." This is imperative, that is imperative. When I was almost late for school, it was imperative that I get there.

...None of my friends could understand me, haha. I became somewhat-famous for this word- I still do like to say it.

Tetsuya Nomura, why did you expand my vocabulary like that!? IT MADE ME AN OUTCAST!! :guffaw:

Another one's "being-" that one I got from the BIONICLE books at the same age- that's how they referred to the aliens. & robots "This being." And so I began referring to animals as "beings." That butterfly is a "being."

...That one I don't do anymore, haha. But at the time it seemed cool & edgy & futuristic- like one day everyone'll be doing it and I was ahead of the trend.

Great thread @JosephSeraph ! It was fun writing that. I thought I was the only person who liked thinking about words like this, haha.
That one is especially fun when you say you're doing something "for the time being" because it sounds like you're making sacrificial gestures to a temporal monstrosity.
 

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That one is especially fun when you say you're doing something "for the time being" because it sounds like you're making sacrificial gestures to a temporal monstrosity.
Yes!! You get it, haha! It's cool and futuristic- as I said, I got it from a sci-fi comic and just thought it was the coolest thing ever.

EDIT: Wait wait wait!! I just got the pun! That's incredible. :)
 
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"Ephemeral" is one of my favourite fancy words in English, too. I don't use it very often, but I like how poetic it feels, both when it comes to pronunciation and meaning. "Reminiscence" is another word I like a lot, and "awe", despite its shortness, evokes a lot of images in my mind. "Susurrus" is a nice one, too, though I seldom use it and mostly just go "ooh" when I see it in a text. :eswt:

One of my favourite words in my native language (i.e. Finnish) is "iänkaikkinen". It means "eternal" or "ageless" but is mostly used in Bible, so it has that archaic and powerful feel to it.
 

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I've always liked using the word lackadaisical when I get the opportunity; however, being that I'm a native Texan living in Oklahoma I sometimes feel like most of my vocabulary is 'fancy' compared to the local vernacular.
 

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