I believe you should always be growing and learning. I know it can be hard to sit down and try to learn new things so I have created a series called “Lists.” This series will help you expand your knowledge by learning something new! This one is all about learning how to expand your vocabulary and impress your colleagues.


  1. SCIOLIST:
    1. A fake intellectual
    2. sci·o·list
    3. noun
    4. He was essentially a scholar, while his friend was as essentially a sciolist.”
  2. ESOTERIC:
    1. Something that requires specialized knowledge
    2. es·o·ter·ic
    3. adjective
    4. “Sorry to be esoteric but let me explain.”
  3. QUINTESSENTIAL:
    1. The most important or typical part of something
    2. quin·tes·sen·tial
    3. adjective
    4. “She is a quintessential part of the team.”
  4. WANTON:
    1. Deliberate and unprovoked (of a cruel or violent action)
    2. wan·ton
    3. adjective
    4. The mom thought the fight was a wanton disregard for the children in the room.
  5. DENOMINALIZATION:
    1. Creating a verb from a noun verb
    2. verb
    3. “Google it”
  6. DEMURE:
    1. Reserved, modest, and shy
    2. de·mure
    3. adjective
    4. “The woman gave the man a demure smile.”
  7. EFFERVESCENT:
    1. Fizzy or bubbly
    2. ef·fer·ves·cent
    3. adjective
    4. The champagne was effervescent.
  8. MELLIFLUOUS:
    1. Sweet or musical; pleasant to hear
    2. mel·lif·lu·ous
    3. adjective 
    4. “Her voice was mellifluous.”
  9. OPULENT:
    1. Ostentatiously rich and luxurious or lavish
    2. op·u·lent
    3. adjective
    4. “The bathroom was just beautiful and the toilet from Japan was opulent.
  10. SERENDIPITY:
    1. The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way
    2. ser·en·dip·i·ty
    3. noun
    4. “I was feeling serendipity when my mommy gave me a cookie.”