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50 Fun Words to Enhance Your Vocabulary

Updated on October 7, 2013

Looking to expand your vocabulary and have fun at the same time? You've come to the right place! Here are 50 fun new words that you can use to make for some interesting conversations! I hope you enjoy using them!

  1. Callipygian: having a shapely buttocks
  2. Thespian: of or relating to drama
  3. Tomfoolery: foolish behavior
  4. Tutelage: the act of teaching or guiding
  5. Podunk: a small, insignificant town or village
  6. Cocksure: being sure, certain or overly sure or overconfident
  7. Blunderbuss: an insensitive, blundering person, or muzzle loading firearm
  8. Caddywompus: crooked, lopsided, askew
  9. Flabbergasted: to be overcome with astonishment
  10. Wenis: the flap of skin that hangs just below your elbow
  11. Flibbertigibbet: a silly, flighty or whimsical person
  12. Zygomatic: cheekbone
  13. Borborygmus: intestinal rumbling noise caused by moving gas
  14. Smorgasbord: A buffet-type meal featuring a variety of dishes
  15. Zaftig: of or pertaining to a full-figured, round featured woman; pleasently plump
  16. Pogonotrophy: the process of growing a beard
  17. Logorrhea: excessive use of words
  18. Discombobulate: to confuse or frustrate
  19. Nipperkin: a small cup
  20. Mollycoddle: to pamper or spoil someone, or one who is pampered or spoiled
  21. Hornswoggle: to cheat, swindle, or otherwise decieve
  22. Persnickety: fussy about small details; snob
  23. Turophile: a connoisseur or lover of cheese
  24. Poppycock: senseless talk; nonsense
  25. Conniption: a fit of rage, hysteria, or alarm
  26. Fribble: to act in a foolish or frivolous manner
  27. Hullabaloo: great noise or excitement; uproar
  28. Absquatulate: to leave, especially in a hurry or under suspicious circumstances
  29. Nosegay: a small bunch of flowers
  30. Lugubrious: mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially in an affected, exaggerated, or unrelieved manner
  31. Cahoots: partnership, league
  32. Vaccimulgence: the milking of cows
  33. Caterwaul: to utter long wailing cries
  34. Rumpus: an outcry or noisy disturbance
  35. Codswallop: nonsense
  36. Bumfuzzle: confuse, perplex, fluster
  37. Tookus: buttocks
  38. Xiphoid: shaped like a sword
  39. Scuttlebutt: Gossip; rumor, or a drinking fountain on a ship
  40. Skullduggery: unfair and dishonest practices carried out in a secretive way in order to trick other people
  41. Collywobbles: intestinal cramps or other intestinal disturbances, or a feeling of nervousness about something
  42. Tatterdemalion: raggedly dressed and unkempt
  43. Cruciverbalism: the act of solving or creating a crossword puzzle
  44. Billingsgate: rude or offensive language
  45. Widdershins: in a left-handed, wrong, or contrary direction : counterclockwise
  46. Taradiddle: a small lie
  47. Jactation: restless tossing of the body
  48. Morass: a marsh or bog, or a confusing or troublesome situation
  49. Turdiform: having the form or structure of a thrush (a type of bird)
  50. Vomitory: an entrance piercing the banks of seats of a theater, amphitheater, or stadium


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      3 years ago

      This site is like a clmrssooa, except I don't hate it. lol

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      3 years ago

      Of the panoply of website I've pored over this has the most veyacitr.

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      Michael Higgins 

      3 years ago from Michigan

      This hub was fun to read. I use several of these words from time to time.

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      Diana Grant 

      6 years ago from London

      I was curious to find out how many I didn't know - about 10.

      Quite a lot of the words are archaic, and have simply died out, no doubt to be replaced by such phrases as "like yo is my brub like, innit?" (heard a lot round London), which I believe means "you are my friend". Oh dear.

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      6 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

      These are great. I play a game called Balderdash and some of these are actually in that game. Love it! Will have to remember this one :) Thanks!

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      6 years ago

      i am soo going to mug some of them. I feel smart already XD thankyou!!

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      Ann Leung 

      6 years ago from San Jose, California

      Oh boy, I don't know any of the words you listed here. I'd better copy them all down. English is my second language and I am still learning the simple words.

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      Claudia Tello 

      6 years ago from Mexico

      My first language isn’t English so naturally, these words sound very unusual to me. I only use 5 of them regularly and will have to learn the other 45. Nice hub!

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      Poetic Fool 

      6 years ago

      Interesting choice for #1! I love #17.

      Fun and interesting hub. Thanks for sharing!

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      6 years ago

      LOL...this was so much fun to read. I love words...always have and at least 10 of the words on this least I've been using for a while. I got them from my Mama. Love this hub!

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      Ann Carr 

      6 years ago from SW England

      I like Podunk and Caddywompus! Might use those! Interesting idea but the trouble is, other people might not know what we're talking about! I love it. voted up and useful.

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      6 years ago

      I'm... not certain if it makes me a word nerd that I knew most of these. Groovy hub. Thank you!

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      6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Thanks! I had a lot of fun with this one!

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      Alecia Murphy 

      6 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Great hub! Some of these words I use but most I didn't know about or wasn't sure about their meaning. Thanks for sharing!

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      6 years ago

      This hub is great I never realised how many of these words I actually use every day. Collywobbles is my favourite I use it all the time.

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      Anahi Pari-di-Monriva 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      This was fantastic, and made me want to break out my Scrabble set! I love that you include "flibbertigibbet;" one of my favorite words since childhood when I first heard it in the song "How do you solve a problem like Maria?" from Sound of Music. I intend to use "borborygmus" at the onset of my next affliction with it (as I get older it happens much more often!).


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