WOTD: Deceptious

The great part about Shakespeare’s language is that it contains certain uncommon words that are fun on the tongue.

deceptious (adj.) IPA Pronunciation: deceptious
deceptive, deceiving

As if those organs had deceptious functions
– Troilus and Cressida (V.ii)

Deceptious is among the list of words in Shakespeare that is very similar to a modern word that means the same thing, but sound this one out. Play with the sounds! There is a certain severity in this sound that just isn’t present in any word you might normally use. Shakespeare knows how to play with his words to make them, well, speak. Spice up your modern chat with some classic language.