Compilations of Professor Patrick Vocabulary and there meaning

Patrick Obahiagbon is a well know Nigeria politicians and legal practitioner... he is popularly know with his big big grammers. 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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