A List of Really Small Words You Can Use to Sound Really Big Smart and Impress People

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1. Apt

2. Heft

3. Wont

4. Stem

5. Ode

6. Tryst

7. Link

8. Rapt

9. Rage

10. Pose

11. Tact

12. Couth

13. Canon

14. Knotted

15. Snarl

16. Emote

17. Rigor

18. Ply

19. Hiss

20. Pivot

21. Verve

22. Grit

23. Tonic

24. Disrupt

25. Body (if black is used before it)

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Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB, a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, and the author of What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker (Ecco/HarperCollins)

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