Tired of using the everyday lingo?! Me too. It’s important you grow your vocabulary as it enables you learn news words to put across your point. It also makes you seem intelligent when using rare or un-used words amongst your peers or superiors.
Here are twenty new words that make you seem super smart:
1. DIBS – a plural noun which refers to having rights or claim to something. eg, I have dibs in that money ie I have a share or I have a claim in that money.
2. FRAZZLE – a transitive verb which refers to making someone very upset or nervous. eg, Don’t frazzle me. Past tense is FRAZZLED eg I was frazzled.
3. ABRADE – a transitive verb which refers to damage or to irritate something by rubbing: it also means to wear down in spirit eg, Do not abrade my skin or Do not abrade my mood. ie Do not damage my skin or Do not make my spirit weary or irritated.
4. CHAFE – a transitive verb which refers to being impatient or vexed eg Do not chafe me ie Do not vex or make me impatient.
5. MULCT – a transitive verb which refers to defraud, swindle or obtain by duress, fraud or theft. eg He’ll mulct you if you give him the money ie He’ll defraud, steal from, obtain by duress or swindle you.
6. NOBBLE – a transitive verb which refers to win over to one’s side, to get hold of or catch someone or something. eg, I nobble every girl I’m attracted to or I nobbled my girlfriend cheating.