Diuturnity

Vest-Pocket Vocabulary Diuturn’ity, n. long duration of time. Word in the Wild: Why, Blanche, it’s been a diuturnity since we last had tea together! Diuturnity…

Carny

Vest-Pocket Vocabulary Car’ny, v. to throw in hypocritical terms. The OED further explains that to carny means to “act in a wheedling or coaxing manner,”…

Battology

Vest-Pocket Vocabulary Battol’ogy, n. useless repetition in language. Word in the Wild: His writing suffers from ornate description and battology, but hidden beneath all that…

Altiloquence

Vest-Pocket Vocabulary Altil’oquence, n. pompous language. Word in the Wild: Once I’ve read a few more Vest-Pocket Vocabulary entries, I’ll be able to speak with…