The English language has one of the biggest vocabularies of any language in the world, and with all those words some of the more obscure turn of phrase tend to get lost. This is the first part of a series designed to bring some of those lost words to light.

Kakorrhaphiophobia ~ Fear of failing (Kak-or-ha-FYO-fo-bee-ah)

Nudiustertian ~ relating to the day before yesterday (Noo-dee-uhs-TUR-shuhn)

Supercilious ~ Behaving or looking as though one thinks they are superior to others (soo-perh-SI-lee-uhs). Synonyms: arrogant, haughty, disdainful, overbearing, conceited, condescending, pompous, superior, patronizing, imperious, proud, lofty, lordly, snobbish, snobby, smug, pretentious, scornful, mocking, sneering, scoffing, snotty, high and mighty

Serendipity ~ the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way (Seh-ruhn-DIH-puh-tee)Synonyms: chance, accident, luck, coincidence

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