Word of the Day – Sesquipedalian

ses·qui·pe·da·li·an

adjective /ˌseskwəpəˈdālyən/

  • (of a word) Polysyllabic; long
    • sesquipedalian surnames
  • Characterized by long words; long-winded

And how did I come to find this word? Watching a Living Single episode where Kyle is trying to help Maxine and Khadija write an article and he says “well excuse me for being sesquipedalian.” Khadija looked at him and asked him if he knew what it meant and he told her to look it up. So I did. And it’s such a $20 word that basically describes itself – long-winded. I will try to make use of this word today. Yep.

 

 

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