I’m trying to learn about 2000 words over the next year or so. I am learning how much I love language and vocabulary in particular. Precise words packed with meaning and connotation are an incredible tool. Here are a few good words:
desultory: having no purpose, plan or inthusiasm; aimless; haphazard; digressing at random; lacking a plan.
obdurate: unmoved by persuasion, stubbornly resistant to moral influence.
intractable: not easy to control or deal with; hard to work with.
cabal: a small group of people secretly united to promote their own interests.
soporific: inducing sleep.
abase, abash, abate, abet: important to know the difference between these four – all good words.
laconic: using very few words; brief and to the point; curt.
equanimity: calmness and composure under pressure.
Knowledge is power!