This Google Chat conversation requires no introduction (except to point out that the rules or grammar and correct spelling do not apply in chat world), but it does need to be shared:
me: So this GRE vocab is ridiculous
no one is ever going to encounter most of these words in their life EXPECT on tests like these
friend: i think i know that word
me: to ease or lessen; to appease or pacify
friend: don’t those come in links and/or patties for breakfast?
urgent, pressing; requiring immediate action or attention…. pretty sure anyone who ever needed to use this word would just say “urgent”
friend: i think you are right
friend: i am goign to try and use tha word today
do you have a sentence?
friend: i would use “urgent” just to asuage you
me: have you been sitting there thinking about how to use that word for the past 10 minutes?
friend: uh…um…no….um….because i didn’t think it was exigent.
or an exigent matter….
friend: challenge accepted and completed.
me: Now you’re just trying to equivocate so that you sound erudite.
me: Equivocate. Erudite.
I will obviate you.
I’m a nerd. I need to stop.
friend: that would be mean to obviate me
me: You’re right. It would be ingenuous of me to extemporaneously fulminate or obviate you.
friend: oh lord
ill pull google fro that one
to attack loudly or denounce
friend: now you are just being grandiloquent
me: Possibly. However, I laud you for being so magnanimous and not being irascible. If it would not be too onerous, I would compose a lucid paean for you. But you would probably consider it a parody.
friend: Sesquipedalian even
me: you’re cheating.
friend: well..you have GRE words in front of you!
you have GRE words in front of you!
me: you’re very perspicacious
while I continue to prattle
friend: dang…that is the word i was trying to think of!!!
it slipped my mind.
me: you were trying to think of it because I make you think of perspicacity, don’t I?
friend: yes….of course….your wits can’t be matched
you pull it off..while i come across as pedantic
me: I just stupefy everyone.
friend: in numerous ways
me: Your solicitous and sporadic neologism is perfunctory. I have qualms about your aberrant alacrity and reticent perfidy.
friend: whoa…i don’t know where to start on that
me: Okay, that one may not actually make sense beyond that fact that the parts of speech agree
solicitous – concerned and attentive; eager
sporadic – occurring only occasionally or in scattered instances
neologism – a new word, expression or useage
friend: oh you think i am perfidy
me: perfunctory – cursory
perfidy is a noun. so, no, I don’t think you’re perfidy; however, I was falsely accusing you of committing perfidy
friend: when do people talk like this
me: btw, aberrant, I think you know.
alacrity – eager and enthusiastic willingness
reticent – quiet; reserved
perfidy – intentional breach of faith; treachery
friend: i have no doubt i could send my dad these sentences and he would reply in kind
but….not normal people
reminds me of what i might see in a victorian era movie
me: He would reply that I’m employing effrontery and then he would censure me for using these words so incorrectly.
friend: for certain
me: I hope some big brother at Google is reading this conversation
friend: haha…you will start getting weird ads on your pages
in gmail etc
me: yeah, for mental institutions