ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

25 Fun Words to Say

Updated on August 7, 2012
Source

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.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • 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

      flashmakeit 

      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

      varshamaniar 

      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

      AmandaSadler 

      6 years ago from Illinois

      Imagine a paragraph using all of these words!

    • fpherj48 profile image

      Paula 

      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+++

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)