Grandiloquent Words: A Pictoric Lexicon of Ostrobogulous Locutions (Hardcover)
This recondite caboodle of glosses panegyrizes the boggles of our palaver.*
Words confirm and deny, guarantee and deceive, elucidate and obfuscate.
The more words you know, the better you can express yourself and the more you can do in life. The founder of Grandiloquent Word of the Day accordingly presents a voluptuary of verbiage encompassing rare and obscure terms that confound or delight, antiquated argot from myriad epochs, and lexemes for venturesome bibliophiles.
Featuring a short, insightful introduction, Grandiloquent Words offers more than 250 preternatural terminologies for you to ingurgitate and brandish with aplomb for countless occasions. Bask in cataracts of mundane morphemes, bookish locutions, beef-witted blatteroons, corporeal catastrophes, playful patois, and jolly jubilations.
These always-extra expressions encompass timeless topics and modern phenomena, painting a group portrait of our foibles and joys. Replete with pronunciations, etymologies, examples, and whimsical illustrations, it will edify and entertain.
*This rare collection of definitions celebrates the marvels of our language.
About the Author
Jason Travis Ott founded Grandiloquent Word of the Day as a community for logophiles to enjoy extravagant, fanciful words for use in everyday life. That assemblage has waxed to more than 325,000 followers. A graphic designer and artist, he lives in Alexandria, Kentucky, with his wife.
“The most impractical dictionary imaginable . . . Mr. Ott has a zippy sense of fun, and the result is pleasingly presented and highly giftable. A felicific opusculum, as he might put it.”
— The Wall Street Journal