I came across a Buzzfeed article 28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using and I was surprised by some of the words that aptly described how I felt but I never even bothered to use. So, I decided to write this post, dedicating it to all those underrated words.
Sentence: It’s the hebetude of the citizens that allows the crooked mayor to remain in office.
Definition: A sudden outburst of emotion
Sentence: He went into paroxysms of laughter.
Definition: State of extreme anxiety
Sentence: We all developed the fantods when the plane was late in arriving.
Definition: Sick from excessive eating or drinking
Sentence: I was crapulent after eating two Happy Meals from McDonald’s.
Definition: A confused, embarrassing situation
Sentence: The hostages found themselves in an imbroglio when the two kidnappers began to fight.
Definition: Laziness, indifference
Sentence: Acedia, in particular, could shake the very foundations of monastic life: once a monk succumbed to the notion that his efforts at daily prayer and contemplation were futile, life looked like a prison sentence, day after day of nothingness.
Hope you enjoyed this post. To find out more about words and their origins, check out my post on etymology.