Sparkle only when needed …

I was looking at a list of words that it was suggested would largely be used in writing if you were intentionally seeking a literary tone.

So, not words that would ever be used in everyday communication contexts when you needed to keep your language plain, simple and easily understood – for example, when writing a job application, or a speech, or a business report.

These stood out:

  • Atrabilious – bad tempered
  • Coruscate – sparkle
  • Temerarious – reckless

It reminded me of the importance of being able to say what we mean, and of avoiding ambiguity, especially in a business sense.

Got that? Good. Must dash … it’s Monday morning, I’ve got a presentation to give, and I simply must coruscate!

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