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15 English words that you might have never heard of – Check the 6th one

English is a weird language. I don’t mean anything bad when I say the word weird. By weird, I mean it has some of the craziest words and you have to pronounce words that are similar in a different way.

The pronunciation for the word GO is totally different when you compare it with DO. You know what I am trying to say?

But let’s face it guys, English is a language that is spoken in majority of the world. Thanks to the aggressive world domination plan by the British ancestors. But let’s not go there, OK?

English is actually a really easy language to learn and probably speak too. There are some bendable grammar rules in English and it allows addition of new words as they are invented.

Coming towards the words part, there are many interesting English words that no one knows or uses in our day-to-day life. These words not only have interesting definitions, but they have an amazing pronunciation as well. You can use them next time you are talking to people and I am sure the people you are talking will be impressed by the amazing vocabulary that you have! 😉

Let us take a look at 15 such interesting English words in this post.

 

Impavid

Impavid

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(im-PAV-id): adj. from Latin impravidus, from in- (not) and pavidus (fearful): not afraid; fearless.

Example of usage: Being impavid will help you face the challenges of life!

 

Agathist

Agathist

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(AG-uh-thist): n. from Greek-derived agath- (good): a person who believes all things tend toward ultimate good.

Example of usage: I don’t know about you, but I find Katie to be an agathist.

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Enology

Enology

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(ee-NAHL-uh-jee) n. from Greek oinks: the science of wine or winemaking, viticulture.

Example of usage: My grandfather is one of the best when it comes to the knowledge of enology.

 

Hypergamy

Hypergamy

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(hy-PUR-guh-mee): n. from Greek hyper- (beyond, over, above) and gamos (marriage): marrying someone at or above one’s social station.

Example of use: In a modern time like today, hypergamy no longer remains to be a taboo.

 

Jejunator

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(JEE-joo-nay-tur): n. from Latin jejunus (hungry) and English -tor (signifying an agent): a person who fasts.

Example of use: The buddhist monk I met last summer was one of the most frequent jejunators I have seen.

 

Gammer

Gammer

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(GAM-ur): n. from probably a contraction of godmother: an old woman.

Example of use: She took care of me like her own grandson. One of the best gammers I could have had.

 

Fard

Fard

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(FAHRD): v. from Middle English farden, from Middle French farder, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German faro (colored): to paint the face with cosmetics.

Example of use: The tribals in those areas have a ritual where they do activities with fard faces.

 

Duende

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from Spanish dialectal (charm), from Spanish (ghost): the ability to attract others through personal magnetism and charm

Example of use: Her duende is what makes her different from others.

 

Belgard

Belgard

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from Italian bel guardo (lovely look): a kind or loving look.

Example of use: Wish I could feel what a belgard look actually felt like.

 

Collocate

Collocate

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from Latin collocare, from com-, cum (together, with) and locate (to place): i. to set or place together in proper order, ii. to arrange side by side.

Example of use: Look at those beautifully collocated boxes!

 

Which one is your favorite? Personally I find Agathist the best word among this list, as not only is the word so amazing, the meaning as well is great!

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