The Chief of staff to the Edo State Government, Mr. Patrick Obahiagbon, has been described by Nigerians as one grammarian known for his command of the English Language and ways of usage of the vocabularies.
The Nigerian number one grammarian has carved a niche for himself at several occasions with the use of jaw breaking words to mesmerize his listeners.
According to Nigerian university scholarships, here is a compilation of the top 50 Jaw breaking words ever used by the grammarian and their meanings:
WORDS AND MEANING:
[1.] Gargantuan –extremely large
[2.] Bugaboo – an object of fear
[3.] Pooh-pooh – Dismiss as being foolish or impractical
[4.] Perfidy – deceitful or untrustworthy
[5.] Repugnant – extremely distasteful and unacceptable
[6.] Insalubrious – unwholesome and unhealthy
[7.] Odoriferous – having an odor.
[8.] Sardonic – Scornfully mournful or cynical
[9.] Lugubrious – mournful, sad, dismal
[10.] Obfuscate – To make something less clear and more difficult to understand.
[11.] Cascading – a large amount of something hanging down
[12.] Malodorous – smelling very unpleasant
[13.] Termagant – a woman who is very strict and who tries to tell people to do things in an unpleasant
[14.] Paraplegic – A person who suffers from paraplegia
[15.] Crinkum-crankum – Elaborate or detailed (archaic)
[16.] Empyrean – literary relating to Heaven
[17.] Conundrum – A confusing problem or question that is too difficult to solve
[18.] Alacrit – great willingness or enthusiasm
[19.] Tinge– to add a small amount of color to something
[20.] Braggadocio – Boost full or arrogant behavior
[21.] Megalomania – a mental illness or condition in which somebody has an exaggerated belief in their own importance or power.
[22.] Mendacious – Not telling the truth
[23.] Mores – the customs of a society
[24.] Rosicrucian – a member of a secretive society concerned in the study of metaphysical, mystical and alchemical lore.
[25.] Hierophants – A person especially a priest who interprets sacred or esoteric mysteries
[26.] Objurgates – rare and severe
[27.] Indubitable – impossible to doubt and unquestionable
[28.] Egregious – Outstandingly bad and shocking.
[29.] Vaudeville – a type of entertainment popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries,that includes singing,dancing
[30.] Audacious – lacking respect, impudent
[31.] Ratiocination– The forming of judgment by a process of logical reason
[32.] Ballyhoo – extravagant publicity
[33.] Quagmire – a complex or difficult situations
[34.] Phantasmagoria – a sequence of imaginary images
[35.] Plummeted – to fall from a high level or position
[36.] Sui Generis – Unique
[37.] Ferocious – Fierce, cruel or violent.
[38.] Miasma – an unpleasant smell
[39.] Apotheosis – the highest point in the development of something
[40.] Excrescence – an unattractive or superfluous feature
[41.] Mobocracy – rule or domination by the masses
[42.] Proclivities – An inclination or predisposition
[43.] Kakistocracy – Government under the control of a nation’s worst or least qualified citizens
[44.] Lampoon – public satire or ridicule
[45.] Déjà vu – a feeling of having already experienced the present situation(FRENCH)
[46.] Recumbent – Inactive, Idle.
[47.] Terminus – The end of something
[48.] Perfidy – The act of violating a promise, faith or vow
[49.] Mephistophelean – wicked
[50.] Jiggery-pokery – Tricky, misrepresentation and manipulation.
So man, you are feel free to study and use them to forpudozer your teacher/lecturer.
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