Pam Webb

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Word Nerds: Distinctive Adjectives


Nouns are helpful identifiers, to be sure. Add an adjective and the noun goes from blah to ta-dah. This month’s list provides a host of dazzling adjectives to pair up with the nouns in your life.

fustian: pompous or bombastic

haimish: cozy and unpretentious

Parnassian: relating to poetry

volant: having the power of flight

tatterdemalion: unkempt or dilapidated

tenebrific: producing darkness

heliotropic: turning or growing toward the light

perse: of a very deep shade of blue or purple

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3 thoughts on “Word Nerds: Distinctive Adjectives

  1. Oh, I am SO going to find an excuse to use “tatterdemalion”!

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