Kenneth (kensmind) wrote in polloftheday,
Kenneth
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It Pays to Increase Your Word Power

So I said to my significant other, in the course of a spat we were having, "you're so truculent!" He smiles at me, replies "thank you" and give me a kiss. And that gave me the idea for this poll. If you don't know the definition of any of the answers, don't look them up, just go with your first intinct. Links to definitions appear at the end of the poll.



My significant other (real or imaginary) is

trucluent
0(0.0%)
bellicose
3(7.1%)
ebullient
3(7.1%)
antediluvian
1(2.4%)
pusillanimous
0(0.0%)
soporific
1(2.4%)
ambulatory
9(21.4%)
obsequious
3(7.1%)
myopic
2(4.8%)
niggardly
1(2.4%)

I, on the other hand, am

avuncular
1(2.2%)
rococo
1(2.2%)
quintessential
6(13.0%)
veracious
1(2.2%)
intrepid
2(4.3%)
lugubrious
0(0.0%)
ostentatious
4(8.7%)
stultifying
0(0.0%)
pedantic
7(15.2%)
parsimonious
0(0.0%)

Okay, be honest, how many of those words did you know the meaning of, without having to look them up?

None
8(13.8%)
One or two
6(10.3%)
Three or four
8(13.8%)
Five or six
10(17.2%)
Seven or eight
7(12.1%)
Nine or ten
5(8.6%)
Eleven or twelve
1(1.7%)
Thirteen or fourteen
5(8.6%)
Fifteen, sixteen or seventeen
2(3.4%)
All but one or two
4(6.9%)
All of them, the entirety, the totality!
2(3.4%)


Links to the definitions:

Truculent, bellicose, ebullient, antediluvian, pusillanimous, soporific, ambulatory, obsequious, myopic, niggardly, avuncular, rococo, quintessential, veracious, intrepid, lugubrious, ostentatious, stultifying, pedantic, parsimonious.
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