Surfeit – an excessive amount
Example: The prom dress had a surfeit of ruffles.
Puerile – ridiculous or immature
Example: Susan broke up with John, due to his habit of puerile practical jokes.
Legerdemain – a beguiling sleight of hand
Example: The magician’s legerdemain had us believing that he pulled a dove from a scarf.
Promulgate – to make an idea widely known, or believable
Example: An old wives’ take promulgates that people catch colds from drafts, but science proves it’s really because of a virus.
Grandiloquent – a colorful style of speaking that can be pretentious
Example: Many people were fooled by the con man’s grandiloquent promises, and thus he bilked them out of their life savings.
What are some of your favorite words that are not commonly used? Let’s have a grammar gab!
I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.
Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…
It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision. The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.
Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!