The Friday Five: 5 Words to Use More Often

Easter weekend consists of many things, one being the family all reuniting for a few hours. I have an older cousin who since I was a little girl, made it clear she was older than me with a large vocabulary. So being the girl I am, I would gather up huge words to hit her with during the holidays. Only problem? I didn't use them correctly... at all! Here are some words to remember, and use correctly, while busting them out this Easter weekend.


1. Grandiloquence

[gran-ˈdil-uh-kwuh ns] - noun

a speech that is lofty in tone, often to the point of being pompous or bombastic. 

<the grandiloquence of voice painted the picture>


2. Serendipitous

[ser-uh n-dip-i-tuh s] - adjective

come upon or found by accident

<serendipitous scientific discoveries>


3. Mellifluous

 [muh-lif-loo-uh s] - adjective

sweetly or smoothly flowing; sweet-sounding

<a mellifluous voice>


4. Hullabaloo

[huhl-uh-buh-loo] - noun

a clamorous noise or disturbance; uproar

<the party's hullabaloo was enticing>


5. Ravishing

[rav-i-shing] - adjective

extremely beautiful or attractive; enchanting; entrancing 

<the model was ravishing and statuesque>


So sport your finest Easter dress, lip color, and heels, and pamper your family with a sumptuous choice of words for the ages. 

Have an extravagant weekend,

Hollis :-)