11 Words That Will Make You Sound Super Freaking Smart

Thought Catalog

1. Ennui

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Definition: A feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement.

Synonym: You are like completely over it.

Said Like: änˈwē

Used Like: That date I went on last night was so bad that towards the end I was in a complete state of ennui lol.

2. Elucidate

Downton AbbeyDownton Abbey

Definition: to make (something) clear; explain.

Synonym: Wait what?

Said Like: iˈlo͞osiˌdāt

Used Like: He was all, “I need more space” so I asked him to elucidate because we live 400 miles apart. Am confused.

3. Obfuscate


Definition: render obscure, unclear, or unintelligible. Something you do when you don’t want to spill all your tea.

Synonym: A passcode on your iPhone so your boy/girlfriend can’t read your text messages.

Said Like: ˈäbfəˌskāt

Used Like: Wait, so how…

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