Thursday, May 14, 2015

50 VOCABULARIES OF MR PATRICK OBAHIAGBON AND THEIR MEANING


The Chief of staff to the Edo State Govenor
Mr. Patrick Obahiagbon, has been described by
Nigerians as one grammarian known for his
command of the English Language and ways of
usage of the vocabularies.
The Nigerian number one grammarian has carved a
niche for himself at several occasions with the use
of jaw breaking words to mesmerize his listeners.
Here, according to
Nigerian university scholarships, is a compilation of
the top 50 Jaw breaking words ever used by the
grammarian and their meanings:
WORDS AND MEANING
1. Gargantuan –extremely large

2. Bugaboo – an object of fear

3. Pooh-pooh – Dismiss as being foolish or
impractical

4.Perfidy – deceitful or untrustworthy

5. Repugnant – extremely distasteful and
unacceptable

6. Insalubrious – unwholesome and unhealthy

7. Odoriferous – having an odor.

8. Sardonic – Scornfully mournful or cynical

9. Lugubrious – mournful, sad, dismal

10. Obfuscate – To make something less clear
and more difficult to understand.

11. Cascading – a large amount of something
hanging down

12. Malodorous – smelling very unpleasant

13. Termagant – a woman who is very strict and
who tries to tell people to do things in an
unpleasan

14. Paraplegic – A person who suffers from
paraplegia

15. Crinkum-crankum – Elaborate or detailed
(archaic)

16. Empyrean – literary relating to Heaven

17. Conundrum – A confusing problem or
question that is too difficult to solve

18. Alacrit – great willingness or enthusiasm

19. Tinge– to add a small amount of color to
something

20. Braggadocio – Boost full or arrogant
behavior

21. Megalomania – a mental illness or condition in
which somebody has an exaggerated belief in their
own importance or power.

22. Mendacious – Not telling the truth

23. Mores – the customs of a society

24. Rosicrucian – a member of a secretive
society concerned in the study of metaphysical,
mystical and alchemical lore.

25. Hierophants – A person especially a priest
who interprets sacred or esoteric mysteries

26. Objurgates – rare and severe

27. Indubitable – impossible to doubt and
unquestionable

28. Egregious – Outstandingly bad and shocking

29. Vaudeville – a type of entertainment popular in
the late 19th and early 20th centuries,that includes
singing,dancing

30. Audacious – lacking respect, impudent

31. Ratiocination– The forming of judgment by
a process of logical reason

32. Ballyhoo – extravagant publicity

33. Quagmire – a complex or difficult situations

34. Phantasmagoria – a sequence of imaginary
images

35. Plummeted – to fall from a high level or position

36. Sui Generis – Unique

37. Ferocious – Fierce, cruel or violent.

38. Miasma – an unpleasant smell

39.Apotheosis – the highest point in the
development of something

40. Excrescence – an unattractive or superfluous
feature

41. Mobocracy – rule or domination by the masses

42. Proclivities – An inclination or predisposition

43. Kakistocracy – Government under the
control of a nation’s worst or least-qualified
citizens

44. Lampoon – public satire or ridicule

45. Déjà vu – a feeling of having already
experienced the present situation(FRENCH)

46. Recumbent – Inactive, Idle.

47. Terminus – The end of something

48. Perfidy – The act of violating a promise, faith or
vow

49. Mephistophelean – wicked

50. Jiggery-pokery – Tricky, misrepresentation
and manipulation.
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