If you think our politicians are dumb and uneducated, well, we suggest you follow the Twitter handle of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor ASAP. No, he doesn’t give out some philosophical life lessons but rather introduces us to some new words whenever he is in the mood to. Mind you, most of them are difficult to pronounce and some of them are even difficult to understand. He is like this human dictionary who has a word to describe every given scene and that's the catch! Today, let us check out some of the words and their meanings that Tharoor introduced us to in 2018…
Mr Tharoor started the year with a bang and got us acquainted to Fatuous. One may connect this word to 'fat' but it actually means silly or pointless.
The second word that grabbed our attention was arcana. Thankfully, an easy word to pronounce which means secrets and mysteries. This word too was a secret for us until Tharoor got it to fore.
We are not joking! We really tried hard to pronounce this word, but it is too damn difficult to get it right. It’s a word with 29 letters which means ‘the action or habit of estimating something as worthless’. Uff!
If you thought that Floccinaucinihilipilification is the biggest word you have ever read, here’s a word with 35 letters. Like really! Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia means fear of long words. We are shit scared!
By the way, we are ready to get introduced to such words in 2019 too. Bring it on Mr Tharoor.