43 Rarely used English words_

43 Rarely used English words_

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

Plumbing, a system of pipes.

The space between your eyebrows is called a glabella.

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

The way it smells after the rain is called petrichor.

A small, three-masted Mediterranean transport ship

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

A kind of African talisman or charm.

The rumbling of stomach is actually called a wamble.

Someone who engages in antisocial behaviour.

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

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

The prongs on a fork are called tines.

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

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

(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.

A foolish or conceited person, a dandy.

The day after tomorrow is called overmorrow.

Past of kid.

Your tiny toe or finger is called minimus.

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

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


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

Short and stout; low and wide.

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

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

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

A climbing woody vine, usually tropical.

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

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

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

A pair or couple.

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

Large size or bulk; bigness size.

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

Provisions, victuals.

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

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.

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

Looking like a berry.


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

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