I really enjoy using unusual words, I use them with my kids all the time. My 3 year old often complains of harrassment and asks his brother to "cease and desist".
I try very hard not to alienate the person I'm talking to, or sound like a Police Officer giving a testimony, but it's nice to expand your vocabulary. I love to learn a new word. Whenever anyone says something I don't understand I get quite excited and demand to know what it means, or Google it instantly. It's infuriating when I'm in a conversation where I can't stop them and ask straightaway. I'm the same with our teenagers - some days it's like they're talking a different language, and thankfully I'm still keen enough to find out what on Earth it all means!
In the half hour before writing this I've used somnambulism, interrobang and inordinate. I feel quite proud.
My favourite word for today though has to be propitious. I've had the prize for my #SpecialK30 blog post delivered and we have a full weekend of adventure and excitement ahead of us. It's raining, but who cares?
What are your favourite rarely-used words? I'd especially love if you have one I've never heard of!
Somnambulism = Sleepwalking
Interrobang = '!?' or '?!'
Inordinate = unusually or disproportionately large or excessive
Propitious = full of promise, good, favourable