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9 Words Every Student Should Start Using More Often

Forget Gelfie, Bae & Fleek, here are 9 words that fit perfectly with student life. They’ll even impress your tutor – if you ever actually meet them.

1. Caterwaul 

A long, wailing cry or shriek. 

“Realising the state her life was in as she watched yet another episode of Orange Is The New Black, Sansa released an almighty caterwaul that ended with a noise complaint from the locals next door.” 

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2. Flapdoodle 

Nonsense, rubbish.

“Jaime’s essay on feminist prose was a catastrophic mix of flapdoodle and lies. He knew it was a 2:2 for sure.”

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3. Opsimath 

A person who studies late in life, an old student. 

“‘That opsimath is such a DILF,’ thought Renly. This is why he always sat at the back of the lecture hall.” 

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4. Knavery 

A mischievous or dishonest act.

“Tyrion had purchased 23 rolls of non-recyclable tin foil: he was prepared to play checkmate in the flatmate war with the ultimate act of knavery.

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5. Concinnity 

A harmonious arrangement or coming together of different parts.

“Daenerys knew better than to use Wikipedia references in an essay. It was her concinnity of legit sources that secured the 85% she needed.” 

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6. Obambulate 

To walk or wander aimlessly.

“Robb told his parents he had to end their Skype call because he was going to the library. Instead he just obambulated around town, eventually ending up in a pub.” 

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7. Philistine 

A person who is hostile or smugly indifferent towards the arts.

“As a BSc student, Tywin had to no time for anyone studying a Humanities degree. He was such a philistine.” 

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8. Subtopia

A monotonous, suburban development.

“After first year, everyone was required to move out of halls and into the subtopia. Catelyn was particularly reluctant to leave the campus bubble behind.” 

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9. Melange

A mixture of different things.

“Joffrey picked up the final King and so had to down the Shit Mix. It was a melange of Baileys, Beer, Vodka and Wine; he hated Ring of Fire.” 

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+10 points if you use all 9 in your next essay.

H/T Huffington Post

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