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New year, new you: Here are 10 words to add to your vocabulary in 2016

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With the start of a new year comes the influx of New Year’s Resolutions. While some typical resolutions may include working out more or drinking more water, I think you should have a different one at hand: Add more complex words to your vocabulary.

Thanks to Wayne State University’s Word Warriors and USA Today, we have a list of 10 complex words to add to your vocabulary — and impress your friends and family.

Here are 10 new, old words to add to your vocabulary in 2016, alongside definitions from Cambridge University.

  1. Absquatulate: To discreetly leave a gathering or party without informing the host
  2. Anathema: Something or someone that one vehemently dislikes.
  3. Delectation: Pleasure and delight.
  4. Epigone: A less-distinguished follower or imitator of someone, especially an artist or philosopher.
  5. Puerile: Childishly silly and trivial.
  6. Rumpus: A noisy, confused or disruptive commotion.
  7. Sockdolager: Something that settles a matter, a decisive blow or answer.
  8. Sybaritic: Fond of sensuous luxury or pleasure, self-indulgent.
  9. Torpid: Mentally or physically inactive, lethargic.
  10. Turpitude: Depravity, wickedness.

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