"Screw good taste" - Alfred Jarry
People still use "limn"?I have fond memories of a writer for _Spy_ magazine's "Review of Reviwers" column who used to have great fun taking overwritten phrases and then doing word-for-word synonym translations on them.So when a writer of a sunset that it "limns in a shiver of hypnotic crimson" he converted it to "outlines in a shake of trance-inducing orange".
"limn" is popular with certain US book/arts-bloggers. They must pick it up at college.
I am so pleased to hear that you also think quotidian is a bad word. My insistence that my partner should desist from using it and instead content himself with 'daily' precipitated a conflict that eventually culminated in separation. I mean, there were one or two other factors involved, but I so hear you on that one.
You don't want to be out on a limn when the cleaves start falling, I guess... 'Oneiric'? Had no idea that one was a word. Sounds like the name of a Scandinavian king.
I don't use any of these words, but I am shamefully profligate in my use of the following words: spankingspiffingsmashinggrandsplendidjollywhat horight horipping
Can I add to your list:visceralflocculentgelid
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