Checkout 50 VOCABULARIES Of Patrick Obahiagbon & Their Meanings


Former Chief of staff to the Edo State Government, Mr. Patrick Obahiagbon, has been described by Nigerians as one grammarian known for his command of the English Language and ways of usage of the vocabularies.

The Nigerian number one grammarian has carved a niche for himself at several occasions with the use of jaw breaking words to mesmerize his listeners.

Here, according to Nigerian university scholarships, 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

  1. Excrescence – an unattractive or superfluous feature

  2. Mobocracy – rule or domination by the masses

  3. Proclivities – An inclination or predisposition

  4. Kakistocracy – Government under the control of a nation’s worst or least-qualified citizens

  5. Lampoon – public satire or ridicule

  6. Déjà vu – a feeling of having already experienced the present situation(FRENCH)

  7. Recumbent – Inactive, Idle.

  8. Terminus – The end of something

  9. Perfidy – The act of violating a promise, faith or vow

  10. Mephistophelean – wicked

  11. Jiggery-pokery – Tricky, misrepresentation and manipulation.

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