Intelligent Phrasing: List of the 30 Most Important Words


“How you speak, you reveal yourself!”

Your expressions and language tell more about you than you think. Within a few seconds of an initial conversation, your counterpart can use your language style, grammar, sound design, and choice of words to determine whether your mother tongue is not English, what social class you belong to, and probably what education you have enjoyed.

Of course, you can improve your pronunciation and vocabulary significantly to increase your chances of a better professional position. The Duden classifies more than 750 expressions as upscale, with some of these words already sounding rather old-fashioned. If you want to expand your vocabulary, it is especially important that you use foreign words correctly. We’ll show you 30 words below to use as you strive for a leadership position:

1) Adequate (appropriate)

“Your outfit is suitable for an interview.”

2) Ambivalent (ambiguous)

“Do you have ambivalent feelings about your first day at work?”

3) Anticipate (foresee)

“When making such an important decision, you should definitely anticipate possible risks.”

4) Decadent (wasteful)

“Your use of the resources available is decadent.”

5) Destructive (destructive)

“Your criticism is not helpful, but rather destructive.”

6) Diametrical (opposite)

“In the conversation, two diametrical opinions emerged.”

7) Get excited (get excited)

“Why are you so excited about it?”

8) Eloquent ( eloquent )

“You have a very eloquent way of expressing yourself.”

9) Extroverted (open-minded)

“You seem to be a very extroverted person.”

10) Fragile (fragile)

“Because of your stature and restrained way you look very fragile.”

11) Imply (mean)

“Your proposal implies that sales are very important to you.”

12) Infantile (childish)

“Your infantile behavior in the meeting was incomprehensible.”

13) Introverted (reserved)

“Your introverted nature sometimes gets in your way.”

14) Cognitive (mental)

“Due to your cognitive abilities, you are particularly suitable for this task.”

15) Constructive (helpful)

“Thank you for your constructive proposed solution.”

16) Corpulent (overweight)

“You can recognize him by a rather corpulent appearance.”

17) Lament (complain)

“He keeps lamenting about your behavior in the meeting.”

18) Metaphorical (pictorial)

“I thought you meant that metaphorically.”

19) Narcissistic (selfish)

“The boss seems to be a very narcissistic person.”

20) Obsolete (superfluous)

“Speaking to the team has become obsolete.”

21) Picturesque (picturesque)

“The new office building is really picturesque.”

22) Polarize (generate multiple opinions)

“The behavior of the supervisor leads to a highly polarized workforce.”

23) Pragmatic (practice-related )

“A pragmatic approach is recommended for a quick solution to the problem.”

24) Provisional (makeshift)

“The installation is only provisional and will not last long.”

25) Rudimentary (imperfect)

“Your thoughts are rudimentary, please think again.”

26) Subtle (subliminal)

“There is a subtle feeling of being overwhelmed in your project presentation.”

27) To suggest (convey)

“Through your behavior, you suggest that you do not enjoy your work.”

28) Successively (step by step)

“In the new year, we can gradually increase our budget.”

29) Trivial (simple)

“It is a trivial matter and does not require any further consideration.”

30) Pedantic (fussy)

“You are a bit too pedantic for me about the orderly office in the office.”


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