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Here are a few English words which aren't used often but have great meanings IMO


Absquatulate.  

To up and leave someone all of a sudden.


Blatherskite 

someone who doesn't shut up talking nonsense


Doryphore 

some one who constantly criticises others in an annoying pedantic fashion


Erubescent

Flushed /reddened like ... She had erubescent cheeks. 


Noctambulist

Another word for a person who sleepwalks

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i'll save this for my reference. thanks for the info. :grin:

do the right thing even when nobody is watching

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I remember learning about "ludicrous" as it sounded to me funny, like someone wrote ridiculous in a wrong way...


Thanks for those really interesting words!


Here are few "hard ones" for me / from me:


- flabbergasted -> astounded

- feral -> wild, savage

- haughty -> proud / arrogant or disdainful

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Wow. New words. Thank you for sharing.

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Great post! :)


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Jade.Xuereb wrote:
Here are a few English words which aren't used often but have great meanings IMO
Absquatulate.
To up and leave someone all of a sudden.
Blatherskite
someone who doesn't shut up talking nonsense
Doryphore
some one who constantly criticises others in an annoying pedantic fashion
Erubescent
Flushed /reddened like ... She had erubescent cheeks.
Noctambulist
Another word for a person who sleepwalks

I think it would be good to mention that learners shouldn't learn these - if you use them you won't be understood!

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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Depends on the circles your in Leo but yes they are literary rather than conversational ... Maybe it is a US /UK thing ? I have used 4 of these at some point. Other favourite words of mine are soporific (sleep inducing) fecund ( fertile ) irksome ( annoying) and languid( in a slow relaxed manner) 

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I like the word "Doryphore". I have a friend who is that way. Now I finally can call him Doryphore. Too bad he will probably not understand what I mean! :grinning:

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wow! I'm going to add this on my new list of words. Are these words widely used until now? Or if I am going to use this then I think no one will ever understand me at all, let say in a usual conversation not unless I am talking to a Linguist. 

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janahfacal.. wrote:

wow! I'm going to add this on my new list of words. Are these words widely used until now? Or if I am going to use this then I think no one will ever understand me at all, let say in a usual conversation not unless I am talking to a Linguist.:sweat_smile:

These words are not widely used but they're quite impressive. :)


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Some of those words are hilarious, both sounding and meaning! 

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James.B wrote:

Some of those words are hilarious, both sounding and meaning!

I agree! Lol


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Guys, I stumbled upon this, check it out!


https://www.fluentu.com/blog/english/weird-strange-english-words/


I knew 3, but ragamuffin definitely meant something different for me :)

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I’m an English speaker from the USA. Never heard of these words! I’ll have to incorporate them into everyday conversations now!

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It's great to know about these unusual words that we should learn. Thanks for sharing!

lynjera88

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Bartosz.Jablonski wrote:
Guys, I stumbled upon this, check it out!
https://www.fluentu.com/blog/english/weird-strange-english-words/
I knew 3, but ragamuffin definitely meant something different for me :)


Ummmmm... I've used all of these in conversation in the last week alone. What does that say about me?! Maybe I'm a blatherskite!!!  


A lot of them seem to me like they'd be relatively common to hear an English person say!

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Bartosz.Jablonski wrote:

Guys, I stumbled upon this, check it out!

https://www.fluentu.com/blog/english/weird-strange-english-words/

I knew 3, but ragamuffin definitely meant something different for me :)


I use most of these haha must be to do with how we are brought up I would say my family spoke proper English / older English but not quite old English ...but I heard these often enough they are quite normal to me we also use scallywag which fits this list describing a cheekily behaved child endearingly

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There's this lecturer in my University days, who took it upon himself to always come to class with a new bogus word everyday. That's where I learned to use the word 'flabbergasted' :grin:

Kevwe A.

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Jade.Xuereb wrote:
Here are a few English words which aren't used often but have great meanings IMO
Absquatulate.
To up and leave someone all of a sudden.
Blatherskite
someone who doesn't shut up talking nonsense
Doryphore
some one who constantly criticises others in an annoying pedantic fashion
Erubescent
Flushed /reddened like ... She had erubescent cheeks.
Noctambulist
Another word for a person who sleepwalks


Absquatulate: Isn't that the complicated version of "ghosting"?


I really like Blatherskite. I am going to start introducing it to my circle of friends.  

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Can we say that a non-native person who uses these words has reached a C3 level? :D


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