1. frowsy: musty or stale; having a slovenly or uncared-for appearance
Feeling more than a tad frowsy in her worn slippers and sweat pants, Felicita took a quick shower and got dressed up in her finery.
A synonym for frowsy is frumpy, which is more commonly used.
2. stentorian: extremely loud
The lead actor's stentorian delivery was greatly appreciated because the microphones were not working at all the night of the play.
This word stems from the epic poem, the Iliad, in which Homer describes Stentor as a man whose voice is as loud and powerful as that of fifty men together.
3. morceau: piece, morsel; an excerpt or passage of poetry or music (morceau de musique)
Please do not have more than a morceau or two before dinner--I don't want you to spoil your appetite for tonight's feast.
Morceau is a French word that sounds like and means the same thing as the word "morsel". I think I'll start using it instead of the word "morsel", and see what kind of reactions, if any, I get.
What new words have you discovered recently?