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    pompous words

    I want to memorise pompous words please share .....

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    Re: pompous words

    Quote Originally Posted by engr.yasir ali bhatti View Post
    I want to memorise pompous words please share .....
    What do you mean by "pompous words"?

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    Re: pompous words

    Try 'grandiloquent'.

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    Re: pompous words

    O "largifluous".

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    Re: pompous words

    '-fluous' and '-loquent' are good sources. Try a search at Onelook.

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    Re: pompous words

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    '-fluous' and '-loquent' are good sources. Try a search at Onelook.

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    "Septemfluous" is one funny word. I guess there must be a cultural reason for its existence? Was there a septemfluous river in some mythology? Hades had five rivers I believe...

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    Re: pompous words

    Quote Originally Posted by engr.yasir ali bhatti View Post
    I want to memorise pompous words please share .....
    Forgive my curiosity, but why would anyone want to memorise pompous words?

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    Re: pompous words

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    "Septemfluous" is one funny word. I guess there must be a cultural reason for its existence? Was there a septemfluous river in some mythology? Hades had five rivers I believe...
    After some searching, I think I can answer my question:

    Records from ancient times show that the [Nile] delta had seven distributaries: (from east to west) the Pelusiac, the Tanitic, the Mendesian, the Phatnitic, the Sebennytic, the Bolbitine, and the Canopi
    (from Wikipedia)

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    Re: pompous words

    I think it was the Duke of Edinburgh who invented the word 'dentapedology' for the ancient art of opening one's mouth and putting one's foot in it.

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    Re: pompous words

    Quote Originally Posted by engr.yasir ali bhatti View Post
    I want to memorise pompous words please share .....
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Engr.Yasir Ali Bhatti:


    (1) When you say "pompous words," do you mean words that

    sound more "intellectual" than simpler words?

    (a) For example, "cease" instead of the simple "stop"?

    (2) Here in the United States, our teachers tell us NOT to use

    pompous words (which are often longer and look more impressive).

    (3) Perhaps you have a reason why you wish to have a list of so-called

    pompous words. Do you wish to use them in your writing? I hear that

    in some countries, people are impressed by the use of long words.

    (4) I have found a website that will help you. It lists hundreds of

    "long" words and shorter words that often mean the same.

    (5) Remember: here in the States, people are encouraged to use

    shorter and simpler words whenever possible. If you wish to use the

    longer "pompous" words, that is your business and I respect your right.

    (6) Simply google:

    Garbl's Long Word Replacements




    I wish you the best of luck.

    James

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