43 Rarely used English words_

43 Rarely used English words_

➡ discombobulate
To throw into a state of confusion; to befuddle or perplex.

➡pipage
Plumbing, a system of pipes.

➡Glabella
The space between your eyebrows is called a glabella.

➡flabellate
(botany) Fan-shaped; having parts or segments that are flattened and lengthened on one side, such that they are long and narrow.

➡Petrichor
The way it smells after the rain is called petrichor.

➡xebec
A small, three-masted Mediterranean transport ship

➡Aglet
The plastic or metallic coating at the end of your shoelaces is called an aglet.

➡greegree
A kind of African talisman or charm.

➡Wamble
The rumbling of stomach is actually called a wamble.

➡yobbo
Someone who engages in antisocial behaviour.

➡Vagitus
The cry of a new born baby is called a vagitus.

➡bowdlerisation
The action or instance of bowdlerising; the omission or removal of material considered vulgar or indecent.

➡Tines
The prongs on a fork are called tines.

➡aalii
A bushy small tree, Dodonaea viscosa, native to Hawaii, Australia, Africa, and tropical America, having sticky leaves and dark wood.

➡Phosphenes
The sheen or light that you see when you close your eyes and press your hands on them are called phosphenes.

➡bodhisattvas
(Buddhism) An person,generally who has taken specific lay or monastic vows; is on the road to perfect knowledge; specifically, one who foregoes personal nirvana in order to help others achieve enlightenment.

➡Box Tent
The tiny plastic table placed in the middle of a pizza box is called a box tent.

➡coxcomb
A foolish or conceited person, a dandy.

➡Overmorrow
The day after tomorrow is called overmorrow.

➡kidded
Past of kid.

➡Minimus
Your tiny toe or finger is called minimus.

➡cubature
The process of determining the solid or cubic contents of a body.

➡Agraffe
The wired cage that holds the cork in a bottle of champagne is called an agraffe.

➡Dabb
Surname.

➡Vocables
The ‘na na na’ and ‘la la la’, which don’t really have any meaning in the lyrics of any song, are called vocables.

➡fubsy
Short and stout; low and wide.

➡Interrobang
When you combine an exclamation mark with a question mark (like this ?!), it is referred to as an interrobang.

➡kibitz
To chat; to gossip; to make small talk or idle chatter.

➡Columella Nasi
The space between your nostrils is called columella nasi.

➡liana
A climbing woody vine, usually tropical.

➡Armscye
The armhole in clothes, where the sleeves are sewn, is called armscye.

➡paprika
(countable) A mild sweet cultivar of the pepper family Capsicum annuum.

➡Dysania
The condition of finding it difficult to get out of the bed in the morning is called dysania.

➡duad
A pair or couple.

➡Griffonage
Unreadable hand-writing is called griffonage (Are you reading this dear doctors?)

➡muchness
Large size or bulk; bigness size.

➡Tittle
The dot over an “i” or a “j” is called tittle.

➡viand
Provisions, victuals.

➡Crapulence
That utterly sick feeling you get after eating or drinking too much is called crapulence.

➡Wicket
A small door or gate, especially one associated with a larger one.

➡Brannock Device
The metallic device used to measure your feet at the shoe store is called Brannock device.

➡zaftig
US colloquial Of a woman, having a plump and sexually attractive figure; voluptuous, well-proportioned.

➡baccate
Looking like a berry.

© SIR A-ONE

GOODNEWS Andrew Eruemuare also known as SIR A-ONE is a Nigerian blogger, pengician, researcher, humorist & rapper.

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