Weird and Wonderful Weekly Words

13 02 2014

Hi Guys,

This post is aimed at the vocab. extension group. I am asking you to provide a comment about a weird, wonderful or unusual word and include its definition. We all know that language changes and evolves over time so there are some strange words out there.

My challenge to you is to see how many weird and wonderful words we can come up with as well as can you use them in your everyday writing. As a group we will then vote on the word of the week and the winner will receive a prize!

Happy hunting,

:) Ms C




15 responses to “Weird and Wonderful Weekly Words”

    13 02 2014
      Ms Clark (16:51:04) :     Reply

    I’m going to start the ball rolling…
    My word is: mellifluous
    Definition: of a sound, pleasing smooth and musical to hear

    17 02 2014
      patches 10 (12:00:19) :     Reply

    floccinaucinihilipilification it means an Estimation that something is valueless.

    25 02 2014
      patches 10 (09:37:25) :     Reply

    hippopotomonstrosesquipedalian it means pertaining to extremely long words

    25 02 2014
      gld2014linda (11:05:48) :     Reply

    zenzizenzizenzic – is an obsolete form of mathematical notation representing the eighth power of a number, dating from a time when powers were written out in words rather than as superscript numbers

    27 02 2014
      gld2015buffy (19:24:33) :     Reply

    Definition:A wretch or scoundrel.

    5 03 2014
      gld2014bec (09:49:07) :     Reply

    Hippopotomonstrosequippedaliophobia – The fear of long words.

    5 03 2014
      gld2014maddison (09:51:53) :     Reply

    My word is; floccinaucinihilipilification
    Definition; the action or habit of estimating something as worthless (a word generally only quoted as a curiosity)

    6 03 2014
      gld2015buffy (20:18:40) :     Reply

    Definitio: A piffling fool, better known by its abbreviation ninny; jobbernowl means much the same.

    12 03 2014
      Ms Clark (17:41:20) :     Reply

    Come on guys- join the thread and post your weird and wonderful words each week!
    My next one is convoluted- extremely complex or difficult to follow. This word can be used to describe an argument- not what I am looking for in your persuasive writing!

    24 03 2014
      ZANE (12:04:56) :     Reply

    stop copying other peoples words CHEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    24 03 2014
      gld2015jemma (12:08:40) :     Reply

    Brevirostrate – having a short nose.

    27 03 2014
      gld2015buffy (11:49:09) :     Reply

    DEFINITION having projecting teeth, bucktoothed.

    4 04 2014
      gld2015jemma (11:25:57) :     Reply

    Cruciverbalist – one who loves doing crossword puzzles.

    11 04 2014
      gld2015jemma (13:13:40) :     Reply

    Saprostomous – to have bad breath.

    5 05 2014
      gld2015jemma (12:27:43) :     Reply

    Zenzizenzizenzic – a number raised to the eighth power.

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