No. 2 (quixotic) isn't so uplifting either. Haters of the S-word are placing all our hopes on serendipity, which is fitting ... but if there were any justice, loquacious would top the site. I'm off to do my part!
(′f�?n·ag′n�?·zhə) (psychology) A disturbance in the recognition of familiar voices in which the affected individual has good comprehension of what is spoken, but the speaker cannot be identified. dictionary.com
i was giving an interview and the reporter asked whether a service would be available at her local prothonotary (she was in Pennsylvania, USA). i was so tickled that i repeated the word at least five times during our chat.
n. - The principal clerk in certain courts of law.
1. Arranging words or clauses in a sequence of increasing force. In this sense, auxesis is comparable to climax and has sometimes been called incrementum.
2. A figure of speech in which something is referred to in terms disproportionately large (a kind of exaggeration or hyperbole).
3. Amplification in general.
I think "attorney" is somewhat pretentious, as compared to "lawyer." There is a difference: a lawyer is one who practices law, while an attorney is one who represents someone.
But it bugs me when people opt for the more hoity-toity. "Attorney" vs. "lawyer." "I" instead of "me."
"Physician" over "doctor" (though on that one the words are truly indistinguishable and, if anything, physican is more precise in the medical field).