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Elf
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Definitely adding to my vocab.:grin:

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Blatherskite is great there are tonnes for people who don't shut loaquesious is a nicer adjective, motormouth or gasbag/windbag, gabbler, chatterbox 

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I have no idea how I missed this thread, but this is definitely a great idea for a thread :D


I'll lurk it to read some fun words :D 

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Wow! Higher level words!  

Charlyn Amoin

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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.
[...]
Noctambulist
Another word for a person who sleepwalks


@Jade: 3Ageeeb giddan. Ana mish fahim. May I ask how you were able to get to know these words?


Translation for others: How strange (as in "this is a bit extraordinary", or "this is a surprise"). I don't understand.


I could have guessed the meaning of the last one (noctambulist). But as for all the others, well, I have been having contact to the English language for more than two decades. But still, it seems that I never even have met them.

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Aasfa, They are mostly literary or, colloquialisms, i did say they are very rare they are among some of my favourite words soporific, fecund and mellifluous are others that I love! 

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Jade.Xuereb wrote:
Aasfa, They are mostly literary or, colloquialisms, i did say they are very rare they are among some of my favourite words soporific, fecund and mellifluous are others that I love!


Mish mushkilah (no problem). It's just that I was a bit surprised. Some persons might have been reading in English for a certain (longer) period of time. But still, it doesn't always come to their minds that there are many other expressions, too, apart from what they already know.

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I still find words I don't know and it's my native tongue :rolling_on_the_floor_laughing:

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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


To be honest, when I come across these kinds of words in articles, news, or novel, I skip reading them. Too complicated for me! HAHAHA Same with dates or long numbers, I don't read them. Is it just me? LOL

Everyday is a learning journey. Keep going!


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Jade.Xuereb wrote:
I still find words I don't know and it's my native tongue :rolling_on_the_floor_laughing:


Did you know that I needed a (although very small) amount of time to realize that English is your/your only native language?

Because when I read your profile's description on the left (i.e. the one displayed with each post of you), there were two things that "jumped into my eye". 


Literally translating a phrase from German to English right now, even if it maybe already exists in EN anyway.


Now what did "jump into my eye"? Two things. "ES", so I maybe thought your native one is Spanish.


And "Egyptian Arabic", that's why I considered you a person with Arabian roots. (If you wouldn't be one anyway. There are "countless" cases of individuals growing up without really being natives of their parent's language/s.)


As for not paying enough attention when reading something: strange things do happen .

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Half of my family are Libyan or Egyptian, and the rest of us moved to Spain 2 years ago. And we say caught my eye

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Jade.Xuereb wrote:
Half of my family are Libyan or Egyptian, and the rest of us moved to Spain 2 years ago. And we say caught my eye


Right now I realized that my previous post had some off-topic tendencies. Seems that it happened because I sometimes think more of "what could I say in response?" only. Rather than "remembering the thread's title".


Adding some rare English words myself:


- gibberish (well, not 100% rare, but still)


- ragamuffin 


- lollygag, lollygagging


- Frankenfood


- biblioklept (book thief)

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Hi SGP! Interesting words!  

Charlyn Amoin

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SGP wrote:

Jade.Xuereb wrote:

Half of my family are Libyan or Egyptian, and the rest of us moved to Spain 2 years ago. And we say caught my eye

Right now I realized that my previous post had some off-topic tendencies. Seems that it happened because I sometimes think more of "what could I say in response?" only. Rather than "remembering the thread's title".

La mushkayla :blush:

Adding some rare English words myself:

- gibberish (well, not 100% rare, but still)

- ragamuffin

- lollygag, lollygagging

- Frankenfood

- biblioklept (book thief)

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SGP wrote:
Jade.Xuereb wrote:
Half of my family are Libyan or Egyptian, and the rest of us moved to Spain 2 years ago. And we say caught my eye

Right now I realized that my previous post had some off-topic tendencies. Seems that it happened because I sometimes think more of "what could I say in response?" only. Rather than "remembering the thread's title".
Adding some rare English words myself:
- gibberish (well, not 100% rare, but still)
- ragamuffin
- lollygag, lollygagging
- Frankenfood
- biblioklept (book thief)

What does Frankenfood mean? A mashup of multiple foods? :D 

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