Some words beg you to use them in ordinary daily life, even though they’re out-of-the-ordinary words. The question will enter your brain: “Should I use it?”
The following list is dedicated to such words.
Amphigory = writing which seems, at first glance, to have meaning, but is only nonsense.
Blatherskite = nonsense, or the person who speaks it.
Bumfodder = a document good only for wiping one’s bum.
Campist = one who pushes campy arts.
Campy = exaggerated, fake, or pretentious, especially when silly (e.g. Elvis impersonators, wannabe etymologists, and rap music).
Eyeservant = one who works only when another is watching.
Jargon = pretentious and obscure words, especially if the words are unnecessarily long and used categorically.
Kickshaw = food which looks tasty but leaves you hungry.
Latibulate = to hide in a corner.
Mata nuki = a Japanese term meaning a “crotch punch”, or a soccer goal scored after passing between someone’s legs.
Pelf = money obtained through fraud.
Tortiloquy = dishonest or immoral speech.