Word: Raconteur Origin: 1828 Definition: a skilled, amusing storyteller Sassy Sentence: A natural raconteur, my grandmother can tell a story with more detail and excitement than a feature film.
Word: Dearth Origin: 13th century Definition: a lack of something; a scarcity Sassy Sentence: Her dearth of skincare knowledge led her to believe that daily sunscreen wasn’t necessary and that a bar of soap was an adequate cleanser.
Word: Tumultuary Origin: 1590 Definition: Marked by confusion, riot, contention, etc. Sassy Sentence: The tumultuary political debate caused palpable tension at the dinner table, ultimately souring the gourmet meal the hostess had graciously prepared.
Word: Instauration Origin: 1603 Definition: restoration after a lapse or decay Sassy Sentence: The boutique’s chic instauration, after its outdated and dull décor, brought back life to the location and attracted a slew of new customers, and of course, business.
Word: Bailiwick Origin: 15th century Definition: a special domain or area Sassy Sentence: Once she informed me that balayage was her bailiwick, I gave my hairstylist complete control of my hair color.
Word: Makebate Origin: 1529 Definition: someone who creates contention and problems Sassy Sentence: Because she was known as the makebate in the office, everyone always kept their distance from her and avoided potential drama.