Signage. What is wrong with "signs," I ask you?Utilize. Used when "use" is just not fancy enough.Deployment. Among academic writers, routinely utilized as a synonym for "employment." I am not joking.Gazillion. As in "If you publish my book, we'll sell gazillions of copies."Prior to. Theodore Bernstein, author of The Careful Writer, asks: "Would you say posterior to in place of after?"
And now that I have revealed myself as a spleeny crank, I feel much better and am off to feed the goats.