As time goes by, words which were once in common usage become less significant because they are used less and not applicable in the 21st century for many reasons.
Rare words which can Fascinate and Delight you
- Farctate: Derived from the Latin which means to fill or stuff. A botanical term which signifies full as opposed to hollow. It is also used for showing that something is full up to the point of bursting.
- Philodox: Derived from the Greek word philos and doxa which mean love and glory respectively. Used to describe someone iwho is dogmatic in nature and is very fond of their own opinions.
- Gramercy: A popular British place name and an archaic exclamation of surprise or gratitude.
- Cavil: Derived from the Latin cavillari, meaning to make petty or unnecessary objections.
- Churlish: an adjective, meaning a rude, boorish or miserly person, a 9th century English word.
- Frisson: A sudden feeling of excitement or fear. Related to the Latin word frictio which means shiver and is also a derivative of frigere which is related to cold.
- Gargalesthesia: Refers to the feeling experienced when being tickled.
- Beldam: Used to refer to a grandmother. It is a mixture of French and Middle English.
- Defalcation: Related to the misuse of funds or embezzling. Derived from the Latin word defalcare, meaning to deduct or be guilty of doing so.
- Vulpine: From the Latin vulpes, meaning fox and used to mean crafty or cunning behaviour.
- Buccula: From the Latin bucca, meaning A medical term related to the fold of fatty tissue underneath the jaw and also commonly called the double chin.
- Brontide: A low muffled sound like distant thunder, from the Greek word bront.
- Morosoph: A learned fool.
- Sylvan: From the latin word sylva meaning wood or forests and Sylvanus the Roman god of the woods and fields. Sylvan used in English from the 16th
- Dextrosinistral: An individual who is left-handed but also able to use the right hand. Derived from the Latin dexter, meaning right and sinister meaning
- Hetropraxy: Specific behaviour which is not adhering to the religion which they carry. Derived from the Latin word hetero which means different and praxis which means practice or action.
- Hypermnesia: Having abnormally vivid or complete memory recall of the past. Derived from the Greek words hyper which means above and mnesia which means memory.
- Factotum: A person with many diverse activities or responsibilities. Derived from the Latin facere which means to do and totum which means everything.
- Virago: A large overbearing woman. Derived from the Latin vir which means man.
Lalochezia: Relief which is expressed by emitting vulgar or indecent words. Derived from the Greek word lalia which means speech and chezo which means to relieve oneself.