New Words For Your Repertoire

From a column on by Mike Allen, Erica Pandey, and Jim VandeHei headlined “New words for your repertoire”:

Jim’s daughter, Sophie, a college student, dropped a new word on us — “apricity,” the sun’s warmth in winter. That inspired a bigger conversation about cool, rare words we should make mainstream.

The big picture: A linguist tells the BBC that 75% of our daily speech comes from as few as 800 words.

  • We all fall into language patterns and ruts. So we asked Axios’ staff to give us their favorite underused words to lengthen our lists.