Ravensbourne School is somewhere in Kent and it's a great place - I've visited four times now. It's always a fun visit with lots of creativity and a lovely warm welcome.
Not only do they invite me to visit, but they also have a WORD OF THE WEEK. And I've just seen the collection of all the words they've chosen over the last 3 years.
I would like to present them to you now. There are two ways of looking at this list: cast your eye up and down to see which words stick out, which ones you know, which you don't, which you recognise etc. OR imagine that it's a poem and read it, aloud, from beginning to end, in the voice of a classically trained ACTORRRRRRR.
I haven't changed the order of the words, I've just put in a few line breaks (and one set of brackets - I like a little joke, y'see). Look out for the two main characters of this story: a gaunt, comprehensible ombudsman who falls in love with an obstreperous, mercurial contortionist. They flirt (innuendo) until one of them discovers the other is a pulchritudinous bigot. This makes their affair tempestuous.
Plagiarism imbibe daimonic persistence
optimism hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia onomatopoeia
Zoroastrianism ubuntu skedaddle procrastinate skulduggery pontificate
infinitesimal narthex tercentenary pusillanimous aesthetic
discombobulate Machiavellian abstemious ostensibly fanfaronade
verisimilitude flibbertigibbet kerosene panacea exemplary (subliminal) invigorate
desolation rhapsodomancy cathartic aiguillette peripatetic xanthippe
omphaloskepsis endorphin ridiculous recalcitrant paracrostic serendipity purloin
gaunt comprehensible ombudsman
obstreperous mercurial contortionist
prodigy reticence laurel tintinnabulation exacerbate
cinephilia tempestuous koniosis envisage loquacious apprehensive erroneously
enigma idiosyncrasy triskaidekaphobia confuffled monotonous faux pas bilious
daguerreotype volition bathophobia hubbub
antagonising attribute epicycloid kudos