University Lists Words That Deserve Wider Use Wayne State University in Michigan is promoting expressive words that could be used more. The school says they "are wonderful additions to anyone's vocabulary."
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University Lists Words That Deserve Wider Use

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University Lists Words That Deserve Wider Use

University Lists Words That Deserve Wider Use

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Wayne State University in Michigan is promoting expressive words that could be used more. The school says they "are wonderful additions to anyone's vocabulary."

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with a chance to expand your vocabulary. Wayne State University is promoting expressive words that could be used more. For example, there's couth.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

OK, I've heard of uncouth, but...

INSKEEP: Well, couth is the opposite - cultured, well-mannered. Frangible means fragile. Nugatory is worthless.

MARTIN: Yep.

INSKEEP: And then there's eucatastrophe.

MARTIN: Eucatastrophe?

INSKEEP: Yeah. Catastrophe is where the story goes wrong. Eucatastrophe is where everything turns out all right. It's MORNING EDITION.

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