50 Bogus Words Used Previously By Patrick Obahiagbon And Their Meanings

50 Bogus Words Used Previously By Patrick Obahiagbon And Their Meanings

By Wires | The Trent on May 17, 2015
Patrick Obahiagbon [Photo Credit; GistPlaza]

The Chief of staff to the Edo State Government, Patrick Obahiagbon, has been described by Nigerians as one grammarian known for his command of the English Language and ways of usage of the vocabularies.

The Nigerian number one grammarian has carved a niche for himself at several occasions with the use of jaw breaking words to mesmerize his listeners.

According to Nigerian university scholarships, here is a compilation of the top 50 Jaw breaking words ever used by the grammarian and their meanings:


1. Gargantuan –extremely large

2. Bugaboo – an object of fear

3. Pooh-pooh – Dismiss as being foolish or impractical

4.Perfidy – deceitful or untrustworthy

5. Repugnant – extremely distasteful and unacceptable

6. Insalubrious – unwholesome and unhealthy

7. Odoriferous – having an odor.

8. Sardonic – Scornfully mournful or cynical

9. Lugubrious – mournful, sad, dismal

10. Obfuscate – To make something less clear and more difficult to understand.

11. Cascading – a large amount of something hanging down

12. Malodorous – smelling very unpleasant

13. Termagant – a woman who is very strict and who tries to tell people to do things in an unpleasant

14. Paraplegic – A person who suffers from paraplegia

15. Crinkum-crankum – Elaborate or detailed (archaic)

16. Empyrean – literary relating to Heaven

17. Conundrum – A confusing problem or question that is too difficult to solve

18. Alacrit – great willingness or enthusiasm

19. Tinge– to add a small amount of color to something

20. Braggadocio – Boost full or arrogant behavior

21. Megalomania – a mental illness or condition in which somebody has an exaggerated belief in their own importance or power.

22. Mendacious – Not telling the truth

23. Mores – the customs of a society

24. Rosicrucian – a member of a secretive society concerned in the study of metaphysical, mystical and alchemical lore.

25. Hierophants – A person especially a priest who interprets sacred or esoteric mysteries

26. Objurgates – rare and severe

27. Indubitable – impossible to doubt and unquestionable

28. Egregious – Outstandingly bad and shocking.

29. Vaudeville – a type of entertainment popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries,that includes singing,dancing

30. Audacious – lacking respect, impudent

31. Ratiocination– The forming of judgment by a process of logical reason

32. Ballyhoo – extravagant publicity

33. Quagmire – a complex or difficult situations

34. Phantasmagoria – a sequence of imaginary images

35. Plummeted – to fall from a high level or position

36. Sui Generis – Unique

37. Ferocious – Fierce, cruel or violent.

38. Miasma – an unpleasant smell

39.Apotheosis – the highest point in the development of something

40. Excrescence – an unattractive or superfluous feature

41. Mobocracy – rule or domination by the masses

42. Proclivities – An inclination or predisposition

43. Kakistocracy – Government under the control of a nation’s worst or least qualified citizens

44. Lampoon – public satire or ridicule

45. Déjà vu – a feeling of having already experienced the present situation(FRENCH)

46. Recumbent – Inactive, Idle.

47. Terminus – The end of something

48. Perfidy – The act of violating a promise, faith or vow

49. Mephistophelean – wicked

50. Jiggery-pokery – Tricky, misrepresentation and manipulation.



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