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25 Fun Words to Say

Updated on August 7, 2012

Who doesn't love some good word fun? I always enjoy using words that are fun to say. It helps to make your conversations more interesting, and also gives you the opportunity to expand the vocabulary of those around you. Here is a list of 25 words that will make your daily conversations a it more colorful. I hope that you enjoy them, and have fun using them throughout the day!

  1. Anthropomorphize - to attribute human form or personality to things not human
  2. Antidisestablishmentarianism - opposition to the withdrawal of state support or recognition from an established church
  3. Boondoggle - an unnecessary activity or wasteful expenditure
  4. Bugaboo - something that causes baseless fear or worry; also, a false belief used to intimidate
  5. Dilapidated - decayed, deteriorated, or fallen into partial ruin especially through neglect or misuse
  6. Dipsomania - uncontrollable craving for alcohol
  7. Discombobulated – upset, confused
  8. Donnybrook - a brawl or heated public dispute
  9. Factotum - employee or assistant who does just about everything
  10. Fernticle – freckle
  11. Fugacious - fleeting, transitory; difficult to capture
  12. Globular – having the shape of a globe or globule
  13. Katzenjammer - a loud, discordant noise; also, a hangover; also, a state of depression or bewilderment
  14. Miasma - a noxious atmosphere or influence; unpleasant or unwholesome air
  15. Mundungus - stinky tobacco
  16. Omphaloskepsis - contemplation of one's navel
  17. Phantasmagorical - characterized by fantastic imagery
  18. Placebo - a harmless substance given as medicine, usually to humor a patient
  19. Popinjay - a talkative and conceited person
  20. Puckeroo - useless, broken
  21. Snollygoster - a shrewd, unprincipled person
  22. Squabash - to crush with criticism
  23. Verisimilitude - something that merely seems to be true or real
  24. Vicarious - characteristic of feelings or emotions felt or shared imaginatively through the feelings or emotions of another person
  25. Vicissitude - a change of circumstances affecting one's life

And there you have it, 25 words to add some color to your conversations. I hope you enjoyed this fun vocabulary lesson, and I am looking forward to sharing some more of my favorite words in the future.


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    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      I love Discombobulated but have now heard the new word snollygoster and will use it often! What a fun hub post.

    • phoenix2327 profile image

      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      @Angie - Indeed I do. And I can't wait to visit again.

    • Angie Jardine profile image

      Angie Jardine 

      6 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      @phoenix ... ah, so you know the secret too, do you ;) ?

    • phoenix2327 profile image

      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      @Angie Jardine - Oooo...those are fun too. BTW, you forget to mention Cornwall is also eternally beautiful .:)

    • Angie Jardine profile image

      Angie Jardine 

      6 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      But what about pulchritudinous, lugubrious and crepuscular?

    • Movie Master profile image

      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I seem to have a lot of 'boondoggles'!!!!

      A great fun hub - voted up!

    • flashmakeit profile image


      6 years ago from usa

      That was awesome! I have to come back and read this again.

    • phoenix2327 profile image

      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      These were fun.

    • varshamaniar profile image


      6 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Fantastic hub. Please share some more, definitely worth recommending. Thumbs up.

    • ChristinS profile image

      Christin Sander 

      6 years ago from Midwest

      What a fun hub! I found I use several of these, most of which I learned by hearing my parents and grandparents use them. I also learned a few new ones I'll have to be sure to try out to impress my friends ;) lol. Voted up and interesting.

    • AmandaSadler profile image


      6 years ago from Illinois

      Imagine a paragraph using all of these words!

    • fpherj48 profile image


      6 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Yes, I DID enjoy this. It was fun to read (and pronounce!) these uncommon words and their definitions.......some I knew...some I've heard and "sort of" knew what they meant...and others...well, thanks for the education........I actually do use some of these. I guess I picked them up as a child from my parents?

      WORDS are fascinating in general. GREAT hub! UP+++


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