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What are some rare words?

What are some rare words?

Here are the fifteen most unusual words you can find in the English language.

  • Serendipity. This word appears in numerous lists of untranslatable words and is a mystery mostly for non native speakers of English.
  • Gobbledygook.
  • Scrumptious.
  • Agastopia.
  • Halfpace.
  • Impignorate.
  • Jentacular.
  • Nudiustertian.

Can you still use archaic words?

Probably never, unless you’re writing historical fiction. Archaic and obsolete words are words that are no longer used in contemporary society, so unless you want to specifically emulate olden times, it’s best just to leave them alone.

What are five old obsolete words that are no longer commonly used?

10 Obsolete English Words

  • Overmorrow: the day after tomorrow.
  • Lunting: walking while smoking a pipe.
  • California widow: a married woman who is away from her husband for any extended period.
  • Groak: to silently watch someone while they are eating, hoping to be invited to join them.

What is the weirdest word to say?

Let’s see which of these craziest words you already know and which ones are new to you:

  • Bumfuzzle. This is a simple term that refers to being confused, perplexed, or flustered or to cause confusion.
  • Cattywampus.
  • Gardyloo.
  • Taradiddle.
  • Snickersnee.
  • Widdershins.
  • Collywobbles.
  • Gubbins.

What is unique word?

—used to say that something or someone is unlike anything or anyone else. : very special or unusual. : belonging to or connected with only one particular thing, place, or person. See the full definition for unique in the English Language Learners Dictionary. unique.

What is a silly word?

Silly words or nonsense words are pretend words that have no meaning. They can be used as a way of encouraging children to identify real words and to practise reading words that contain the sounds they have learnt so far.

What’s a word that no one uses?

Here are seven words I think we should start using again immediately.

  • Facetious. Pronounced “fah-see-shuss”, this word describes when someone doesn’t take a situation seriously, which ironically is very serious indeed.
  • Henceforth.
  • Ostentatious.
  • Morrow.
  • Crapulous.
  • Kerfuffle.
  • Obsequious.

What are some words that are no longer used?

the word “brabble” could still find plenty of use in today’s society.

  • Crapulous.
  • Buss.
  • Snoutfair.
  • Quockerwodger.
  • Obambulate
  • Hugger-mugger
  • What are some obsolete words?

    Some examples of words that have become obsolete are ‘cyclogiro’, a type of aircraft propelled by rotating blades, and ‘charabanc’, a motor coach. Technological advances make the machines obsolete and then the words drop out of use.

    What are some slang words that are obsolete?

    Examples of Obsolete words and their meanings are: “Mawkish” – Nauseated, sickness, fastidious fancy. “Illecebrous” – Attractive, Alluring, To Entice. “Slubberdeguillion” – Slobbering, Dirty Fellow, Worthless Sloven. “Lunting” – To walk while smoking a pipe, Smoke or steam emanating from a tobacco pipe, fire, or torch.

    What is another word for antiquated?

    Synonyms for antiquated. of a style or method formerly in vogue . Synonyms. antique. archaic. bygone. dated.