Grandiloquent Words: A Pictoric Lexicon of Ostrobogulous Locutions
by Jason Travis Ott (Author)
Words confirm and deny, guarantee and deceive, elucidate and obfuscate. The more words you know, the better you can express yourself and the more you can do in life. The founder of the website Grandiloquent Word of the Day accordingly presents a voluptuary of verbiage encompassing rare and obscure terms that confound or delight, antiquated argot from myriad epochs, and lexemes for venturesome bibliophiles.
Featuring a short, insightful history of the mania for obscure utterances, Grandiloquent Words offers scores of preternatural terminologies for you to ingurgitate and brandish with aplomb for countless occasions. Bask in cataracts of mundane morphemes, bookish locutions, beef-witted blatteroons, corporeal catastrophes, playful patois, and jolly jubilations. These always-extra expressions encompass timeless topics and modern phenomena, painting a group portrait of our foibles and delights. Replete with pronunciations, etymologies, examples, and whimsical illustrations, the entries both edify and entertain.
*This rare collection of definitions celebrates the marvels of our language.
225 line drawings