Browsing on the web today I came across an interested website that lists hundreds of weird words from the English language. Here are some that caught my attention:
Alexipharmic – Having the quality or nature of an antidote to poison.
Astrobleme – An eroded meteor impact crater.
Bloviate – To speak pompously.
Bromopnea – Bad breath.
Ceraunograph – A lightning recorder.
Contumely – Insolent or insulting language or treatment.
Droogish – Relating to the nature or attitudes of a member of a street gang.
Engastrimyth – A ventriloquist.
Florilegium – A collection of writings; a portfolio of flower pictures.
Fustilugs – A grossly fat or slovenly woman.
Ginglyform – Hinge-shaped.
Lipogrammatist – A writer of lipograms.
Mongo – An object retrieved from rubbish; a scavenger.
Pogonotrophy – Cultivation of a beard; beard-growing.
You might need a good dictionary to find those. My Firefox extension is not recognizing them, for instance.
What about you, got any weird words to share?
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