something ignorant people say to compliment another on their outstanding usage of SAT-esque words, while simultaneously degrading themselves for their lack of a modest vocabulary.
You're essay had a lot of big words on it, didn't get to read all of it, but i gave you an A anyways.
Words that aren't in someone's limited vocabulary, so they accuse you of trying to "sound intelligent" when what they really mean is, clearly you are more intelligent than I am, and I should pick up a dictionary.
Or any other book.
Joshua: "The thing with God is he never has proven himself. People attribute things to him, however science has just as much "proof" for evolution and non creationism."
Michael: "God definitely exists. I can feel his divine presence in my life. Stop using big words to sound intelligent."
A word used to make yourself sound smart. This usually bites you in the ass, however, and you sound like a dumbass trying to sound smart.
Guy 1: "So, I auscultated that you luxuriate in mudkips."
Guy 2: "HOLY SHIT MAN, BIG WORDS!"
-entire universe collapses into itself and both die-