Now on to three from ‘B’. Please add your own favourites; anything in a dictionary, U.S. spellings, or foreign words with translations. No abbreviations though.
One of my favourite words to describe nonsensical writing, or speech. As in, “Everything he just said was balderdash”.
Another word that seems to have fallen out of favour. Best used to describe someone who is self-important, arrogant, or overbearing. Someone with an inflated idea of their own importance. I will leave American readers to conclude just how useful this word might be to them at the moment.
This word seems to me to sound exactly like its meaning. It is generally used to describe the feeling of the loss of a love, or the effect of the death of a close friend or relative on a person left behind. But it can also be used to indicate that something is missing. As in, “The performance was bereft of talent”.