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20 RARELY USED ENGLISH WORDS THAT WE NEED TO KNOW

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GLABELLA : The space between your eyebrows is called glabella.

PETRICHOR : The way it smells after the rain is called petrichor.

AGLET : The plastic or metallic coating at the end of your shoelaces is called an aglet.

WAMBLE : The rumbling of the stomach is actually called a wamble.

VAGITUS : The cry of a new born baby is called vagitus.

TINES : The prongs on a fork are called tines.

PHOSPHENES : The sheen or light that you
see, when you close your eyes and press your hands on them is called phosphenes.

BOX_TENT : The tiny plastic table placed in the middle of a pizza box is called a box tent.

OVERMORROW : The day after tomorrow is called an overmorrow.

MINIMUS : Your tiny toe or finger is called minimus.

AGRAFFE : The wired cage that holds the cork in a bottle of champagne is called an agraffe.

VOCABLES : The 'na na na' and 'la la la' that don't have any meaning in the lyrics of a song or speech are called vocables.

INTERROBANG : When you combine a
question mark and an exclamation mark (like this '?!), it is referred to as an interrobang.

COLUMELLA_NASI : The space between your nostrils is called columella nasi.

ARMSCYE : The armhole in clothes, where the sleeves are sewn, is called armscye.

DYSANIA : The condition of finding it difficult to get out of the bed in the morning is called dysania.

GRIFFONAGE : Unreadable handwriting is called griffonage (are you reading this dear doctors?).

TITTLE : The dot over an 'i' or a 'j' is called tittle.

CRAPULENCE : The utterly sick feelings you get after eating or drinking too much is called crapulence.

BRANNOCK_DEVICE : The metallic device used to measure your feet at the shoe store is called brannock device.


BONUS WORDS:

MANNEQUIN : Human like objects at the boutiques wearing clothes.

GUFFAW : The actual thing you do when you laugh out loud (instead of lazily typing LOLS)

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