30 English Words That Are Rarely Known To Most People.

Every language has a list of rarely used words that very few people know. They are not commonly known because they are rarely needed. Why bother learning something that you will not use..right? But for us, language nerds, that’s what gives meaning to our lives. Tracking down words and what they mean satisfies a curiosity that sits deep within us, whatever they mean. I wrote this article to satisfy that curiosity. So I brought to you 30 words that exist in English that you and other people probably don’t know. Don’t forget to share your favorite. 


Nillionaire 

Someone having little to no money.

Minimus

Your tiny toe or finger. 

Serendipity

Finding something good without looking for it. 

Quixotic

Unrealistically optimistic.

Caruncle 

The triangular pink areas at the corner of your eyes.

Agelast 

A person who never laughs.

Osculator

One who loves or one who is loved.

Callipygian 

Having large, round, succulent buttocks.

Limerance 

The state of being infatuated with someone.

Oxter  

Armpit.

Atrate 

Dressed in black.

Applepick 

steal someone’s iPhone.

Axicolous 

Something that lives on rocks.

Metanoia 

Spiritual transformation.

Pauciloquent 

Concise.


Jamais-vu 

The feeling familiar is being encountered for the first time.

Laodicean 

Indifferent.

Cacoethes 

 Bad idea.

Vaticinate 

Predict.

Zoilism 

 Criticism.

Mephitic

 Smelly.

Dysania

The state of finding it extremely difficult to get out of bed in the morning.

Febrile

 Feverish.

Tittle 

The dot over an ā€œiā€ or a ā€œjā€.

Idoneous 

Appropriate.

Kenspeckle

 Recognizable.

Tergiversate 

Equivocate.


Gigil 

The irresistible urge to pinch or squeeze something cute.

Malarkey 

 Nonsense or balderdash.

Bravado 

Someone who is full of false kind of courage that masks a hidden fear.

Do you know other words that people don’t know? Don’t hesitate to add them in the comment section. Have a bright day šŸ™‚

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