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August 2021 Unique Words you Impress People with and Express yourself

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There is a certain kind of joy and confidence that comes with being able to use unique words to express your thoughts and opinions. Proper communication and articulation require that you make use of the best expressions. Thus unique words are useful when you wish to accurately state a point or opinion.

Unique Words you can use to Impress People and Aptly Express yourself

There a lot of catchy and lovely unique words. Have you ever heard someone say something and you are left in total awe? You are left wondering where those unique words came from and what they mean. This is what you can achieve by knowing the exact unique word to use at a particular time.

Speaking and writing are arts. Just like in most endeavors, you can develop your writing and speaking skills by using perfect unique words. If you are hoping to do better with your vocabulary, you have the perfect tool here. Below are some unique words that will boost your expressions.

Cool Unique Words from Letter A to E and their Meanings

Let us look at nice unique words that begin with the letters A to E

1. Aa – a kind of volcanic lava that forms jagged masses with a light frothy texture; in an unrelated sense (‘a stream’) aa is the first entry in the oxford english dictionary

2. Abaya – a full-length, sleeveless outer garment worn by arabs

3. Abomasum – the fourth stomach of a ruminant, such as a cow or sheep

4. Absquatulate – to leave somewhere abruptly

5. Adscititious – additional

6. Afreet –  a powerful jinn or demon in arabian and muslim mythology

7. Agastopia – If you are familiar with ancient greek roots, this word should not present any problem … it expresses fascination or love (we could even speak of fetishism without mincing words, much less in an article like this) for a particular part of the human body. It first appeared in the book depraved english…

8. Albertopolis – a group of museums and other cultural institutions in south kensington in london, named after prince albert

9. Alcazar – a spanish palace or fortress

10. Alliteration – Use of the same consonant at the beginning of each word

11. Ambiguous – Having more than one possible meaning

12. Amphibology – a phrase or sentence that is grammatically ambiguous, such asshe sees more of her children than her husband

13. Amphisbaena – a mythical serpent with a head at each end

14. Anfractuous – winding or circuitous

15. Anguilliform – resembling an eel

16. Apoptosis – the death of cells which occurs as a normal part of an organism’s growth or development

17. Apple-knocker – us informal an ignorant or unsophisticated person

18. Argle-bargle – copious but meaningless talk or writing

19. Argus-eyed – vigilant, referring to argos, a greek mythological watchman with a hundred eyes

20. Argute – shrewd

21. Ariel – a gazelle found in the middle east and north africa

22. Aristotle – Rhyming slang a bottle

23. Aspergillum – an implement used for sprinkling holy water in religious ceremonies

24. Astrobleme – an eroded remnant of a large, ancient crater made by the impact of a meteorite or comet

25. Attic salt – refined, incisive wit

26. Aurora The dawn in the early morning. Example: the aurora over the skyline was too beautiful not to photograph.

27. Autotomy – the casting off of a limb or other part of the body by an animal under threat, such as a lizard

28. Badmash –  indian a hooligan

29. Baloney – Do you know what this word means? Hint: it has nothing to do with balloons. According to merriam-webster, it was first used almost 100 years ago. Baloney (noun) simply means nonsense and is often used when you disagree with someone.

30. Bamboozle – According to merriam-webster, this word was first used around 300 years ago. That’ s really old! Any idea what it means? Hint: it has nothing to do with bamboo. To bamboozle (verb) someone means to trick or confuse them.

31. Bandoline – a sticky preparation used for setting hair

32. Bardolatry – humorous excessive admiration of shakespeare (‘the bard of avon’)

33. Barmecide – illusory or imaginary and therefore disappointing

34. Barn burner – A very exciting or dramatic event, especially a sports contest; first used of an exceptionally good hand at bridge.

35. Bashment – a large party or dance

36. Bawbee – a coin of low value

37. Benevolent – Showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding

38. Benthos – the flora and fauna on the bottom of a sea or lake

39. Bergschrund – a type of crevasse

40. Bezoar – a small hard, solid mass which may form in the stomachs of animals such as goats or sheep

41. Bibliopole – a person who buys and sells books, especially rare ones

42. Bichon frise – a breed of toy dog with a fine, curly white coat

43. Bilboes –  an iron bar with sliding shackles, used to fasten prisoners’ ankles

44. Bindlestiff – A tramp

45. Bingle – Informal a collision

46. Blatherskite – a person who talks at great length without making much sense

47. Bleeding edge – the very forefront of technological development

48. Blind pig – n. Amer. Informal a place where alcoholic drinks are sold illegally

49. Bobsy-die – a great deal of fuss or trouble

50. Boffola –  Informal a joke that gets a loud or hearty laugh

51. Boilover – Informal a surprise result in a sporting event

52. Borborygmus – a rumbling or gurgling noise in the intestines

53. Breatharian – a person who believes that it is possible, through meditation, to reach a level of consciousness where one can exist on air alone

54. Brobdingnagian – gigantic, from brobdingnag, a country in jonathan swift’sgulliver’s travels

55. Brouhaha – Now here’s an old-fashioned, informal word, according to the cambridge dictionary, with a funny pronunciation too. Are you laughing now? I bet you are. Ha-ha! Brouhaha (noun) simply means an uproar (upset) or a lot of anger and complaining.

56. Bruxism –  involuntary and habitual grinding of the teeth

57. Bumbo – a drink of rum, sugar, water, and nutmeg

58. Burnsides – a moustache in combination with whiskers on the cheeks but no beard on the chin

59. Bypass – Avoid something

60. Cacoethes – an urge to do something inadvisable

61. Callipygian – having shapely buttocks

62. Callithumpian – like a discordant band or a noisy parade

63. Camisado – a military attack carried out at night

64. Canorous – melodious or resonant

65. Cantillate – to chant or intone a passage of religious text

66. Capricious – Determined by chance or impulse rather than by necessity

67. Carphology – convulsive or involuntary movements made by delirious patients, such as plucking at the bedclothes

68. Catoptromancy – foretelling the future by means of a mirror

69. Cereology – the study or investigation of crop circles

70. Cerulean – deep sky blue

71. Chad – a piece of waste paper produced by punching a hole

72. Chalkdown – informal a teachers’ strike

73. Chanticleer a rooster in a fairy tale

74. Chiliad – a thousand things or a thousand years

75. Chump change – a small or insignificant sum of money

76. Claggy – Dialect sticky or able to form sticky lumps

77. Clepsydra – an early clock using the flow of water into or out of a container

78. Clinomania –  Excessive desire to stay in bed. Example: i definitely have clinomania; i love sleeping, making mornings a struggle for me.

79. Colporteur – a person who peddles books, newspapers, or other writings, especially bibles and religious tracts

80. Comess – a confused or noisy situation

81. Commensalism – an association between two organisms in which one benefits from the relationship and the other derives neither harm nor benefit

82. Comminatory – threatening, punitive, or vengeful

83. Concinnity – elegance or neatness of literary or artistic style

84. Congius – an ancient roman liquid measure equal in modern terms to about 6 imperial pints

85. Conniption – a fit of rage or hysterics

86. Constellate – to gather together in a cluster or group

87. Coprolalia – the involuntary repetitive use of obscene language

88. Coriaceous –  like leather

89. Couthy – (of a person) warm and friendly; (of a place) cosy and comfortable

90. Criticaster – a minor or incompetent critic

91. Crore –  indian ten million

92. Crottle – a lichen used in scotland to make a brownish dye for wool

93. Croze – a groove at the end of a cask or barrel in which the head is fixed

94. Cryptozoology – the search for and study of animals whose existence is unproven, such as the loch ness monster and the yeti

95. Cudbear – a purple or violet powder used for dyeing, made from lichen

96. Cupreous – of or like copper

97. Cyanic – blue; azure

98. Cybersquatting – the practice of registering well-known names as internet domain names, in the hope of reselling them at a profit

99. Cynical – Believing the worst of human nature and motives

100. Dariole – a small round metal mould used in french cooking for an individual sweet or savoury dish

101. Deasil – clockwise or in the direction of the sun’s course

102. Decubitus medicine the posture of someone who is lying down or lying in bed

103. Deedy –  industrious or effective

104. Defervescence – medicine the lessening of a fever

105. Deglutition –  the action or process of swallowing

106. Degust – to taste food or drink carefully, so as to fully appreciate it

107. Deipnosophist – a person skilled in the art of dining and dinner-table conversation

108. Deracinate – to tear something up by the roots

109. Deterge –  to cleanse something thoroughly

110. Didi –  an older sister or female cousin

111. Digerati – people with expertise or professional involvement in information technology

112. Dight – clothed or equipped; also, to make something ready for use

113. Discobolus –  a discus thrower in ancient greece

114. Disembogue – to emerge or pour out (used of a river or stream)

115. Disenthral to set someone free from enslavement

116. Disposition Your usual mood

117. Divagate –  to stray or digress

118. Divaricate to stretch or spread apart

119. Donkey – engine  a small auxiliary engine on a ship

120. Donkeyman a man working in a ship’s engine room

121. Doryphore – a pedantic and annoyingly persistent critic of others

122. Dotish –  stupid or silly

123. Douceur – a financial inducement or bribe

124. Dowdy – This word looks simple but it’s unique in that it’s a pretty old word that’s not used often these days. Dowdy (adjective) is used to describe something that’s old and shabby, not modern or stylish.

125. Draff dregs or refuse

126. Dragoman –  an interpreter or professional guide for travellers, especially one in countries in which arabic, turkish, or persian is spoken

127. Dubious – Fraught with uncertainty or doubt

128. Dumbsize – to reduce the staff numbers of a company to such low levels that work can no longer be carried out effectively

129. Dwaal – a dreamy, dazed, or absent-minded state

130. Dyllic Like an idyll; extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque. Example: the blossom growing in the courtyard created such an idyllic setting.

131. Ecdysiast – a striptease performer

132. Edacious – having to do with eating or fond of eating

133. Effable – able to be described in words. Its opposite, ineffable, is more widely used.

134. Emacity – fondness for buying things

135. Emmetropia – the normal condition of the eye: perfect vision

136. Empasm – a perfumed powder sprinkled on the body to prevent sweating or for medicinal purposes

137. Empathy – Understanding and entering into another’s feelings

138. Ensorcell –  to enchant or fascinate someone. “Unique Words”

139. Entomophagy – the eating of insects, especially by people

140. Erf – a plot of land

141. Ergometer –  an apparatus which measures energy expended during physical exercise

142. Erubescent – reddening or blushing

143. Esoteric – Understandable only by an enlightened inner circle

144. E-tailer – a retailer who sells goods on the internet

145. Etui – a small ornamental case for holding needles, cosmetics, and other articles

146. Eucatastrophe – a happy ending to a story

147. Euphoria – A feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness. Example: the euphoria of passing my final exam is a feeling i will never forget.

148. Eurhythmic – in harmonious proportion

149. Eviternity – eternal existence or everlasting duration

150. Exequies funeral rites

151. Exsanguine – bloodless or anaemic

152. Extramundane – outside or beyond the physical world

153. Eye candy – visual images that are superficially attractive and entertaining but intellectually undemanding

154. Eyewater –  tears

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Cool Unique Words from Letter F to J and their Meanings

Here we bring you very unique words from the letters F to J

1.  Famulus – an assistant or attendant, especially one working for a magician or scholar

2. Fankle – to tangle or entangle something

3. Fervent – Characterized by intense emotion

4. Fipple –  the mouthpiece of a recorder or similar wind instrument

5. Flatline – to die

6. Flews – the thick pendulous lips of a bloodhound or similar dog

7. Flimflam – Now here’s a cute and funny word that’s been around since the 16th century, according to merriam-webster. Can you guess its meaning? Flimflam (noun) refers to a trick or a ploy to deceive someone.

8. Floccinaucinihilipilification –  the action or habit of estimating something as worthless (a word generally only quoted as a curiosity)

9. Flocculent having or resembling tufts of wool

10. Flummox When you read this word, does it jump out and make you a little confused? If so, you were right to be confused and puzzled! That’s exactly what flummox (verb) means.

11. Force-ripe – old or mature in certain respects without having developed fully in others

12. Forehanded – chiefly n. Amer. Prudent or thrifty

13. Fortitude Strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity

14. Frondeur – a political rebel

15. Fugacious –   transient or fleeting

16. Funambulist – a tightrope walker

17. Furuncle – a boil

18. Fuscous dark and sombre in colour

19. Futhark – the scandinavian runic alphabet

20. Futz – to waste time or busy oneself aimlessly

21. Gaberlunzie – archaic a beggar

22. Gaita – a kind of bagpipe played in northern spain and portugal

23. Galligaskins a type of loose breeches worn in the 16th and 17th centuries

24. Gallivant – Wander aimlessly in search of pleasure

25. Gallus bold or daring

26. Gasconade – extravagant boasting

27. Glabrous – (of skin) hairless or (of a leaf) having no down

28. Glaikit – stupid, foolish, or thoughtless

29. Gnathic – having to do with the jaws

30. Gobbledygook – The word was invented by maury maverick, a united states politician and was first used in 1944 when he gave a speech to qualify a text riddled with official jargon and particularly complicated sentence structures.

31. Gobemouche – a gullible or credulous listener

32. Goodfella –  a gangster, especially a member of a mafia family

33. Guddle – to fish with one’s hands by groping under the stones or banks of a stream

34. Guise – An artful or simulated semblance

35. Habile – deft or skilful

36. Halfpace – It is a landing, certainly, but not just any landing. It refers to that small landing at the top of a flight of stairs where you have to turn and take another flight of stairs whether going up or down.

37. Hallux – anatomy the big toe

38. Haruspex – a religious official in ancient rome who inspected the entrails of sacrificial animals in order to foretell the future

39. Higgler a person who travels from place to place selling small items

40. Hinky –  us informal dishonest, suspect, or unreliable

41. Hoddy-noddy – a foolish person

42. Hodiernal of today

43. Hoggin –  a mixture of sand and gravel, used especially in road-building

44. Hongi –  a traditional maori greeting or salutation made by pressing or touching noses

45. Howdy – This word rhymes with the previous word but means something completely different. Howdy is a casual greeting that is not commonly used, but can add some flavor to your english.

46. Howff – a favourite meeting place or haunt, especially a pub

47. Humdudgeon – an imaginary illness

48. Hunt-and-peck – using only one or two fingers on a computer keyboard

49. Hwyl – a stirring feeling of emotional motivation and energy which is associated with the welsh people

50. Hyperbole –  Extravagant exaggeration

51. Hypnosis – A state that resembles sleep induced by suggestion

52. Illywhacker – Informal a small-time confidence trickster. “Unique Words”

53. Impignorate – Why make life difficult when it could be easy? One could say “to hypothecate” or “to mortgage”, but not “to impignorate”. This word certainly has all the charm of another era that truly makes you want to pawn something…

54. Incrassate –  thickened in form or consistency

55. Incunabula –  books printed before 1501

56. Ingurgitate – to swallow something greedily

57. Inspissate – to thicken or congeal

58. Integrity An undivided or unbroken completeness with nothing wanting

59. Inunct to apply ointment to someone or something

60. Irony – Incongruity between what might be expected and what occurs

61. Jejune – Lacking interest or significance or impact

62. Jentacular – If when you are getting out of bed in the morning, you are offered a “jentacular” cup of tea, don’t be offended: it means just about anything (in this case, tea) related to breakfast.

63. Jumbuck Informal a sheep

64. Jumentous – resembling horse’s urine

65. Jungli – uncultured or wild

66. Jurisdiction – The territory within which power can be exercised


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Cool Unique Words from Letter K to N and their Meanings

From letter K to N there are also some sweet and unique words.

1.  Kakorrhaphiophobia – If you suffer from this, then you would very much rather not have this word appear in a spelling bee, since it describes the fear of failure .

2. . Karateka –  a person who performs karate. “Unique Words”

3. . Karma – Effects of one’s actions that determine his or her destiny

4. . Keek to peep surreptitiously

5. Ken – Range of what one can know or understand

6. Kenspeckle – conspicuous or easily recognizable

7. Kinnikinnick –  a substance consisting of dried sumac leaves and willow or dogwood bark, smoked by north american indians

8. Kylie – A boomerang

9. Labarum – a banner or flag bearing symbolic motifs

10. Lablab –  a tropical Asian plant of the pea family

11. Lactarium – a dairy

12. Lethargic – Deficient in alertness or activity

13. Liripipe – the long dangling tail of a medieval academic hood

14. Loblolly – a north american pine tree with very long slender needles

15. Lobola – among southern african peoples, the money or cattle given by a bridegroom’s family to the bride’s family

16. Logomachy – an argument about words

17. Lollygag – to spend time in an aimless or lazy way

18. Lucid – Transparently clear; easily understandable

19. Luculent – (of speech or writing) clearly expressed

20. Lycanthropy –  the supernatural transformation of a person into a wolf

21. Macushla – an affectionate form of address

22. Mallam – a learned man or scribe in nigeria and other parts of africa

23. Mamaguy to try to deceive someone by flattering them or telling them lies

24. Martlet heraldry a small, swallow-like bird with tufts of feathers in place of legs and feet

25. Mazel tov a Jewish expression used to congratulate someone or wish them good luck

26. Meacock –  a coward or effeminate person

27. Melancholy A constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed. “Unique Words”

28. Merkin – an artificial covering of hair for the pubic area

29. Merrythought – a bird’s wishbone

30. Mim –  modest or demure in an affected or priggish way

31. Mimsy –  rather feeble and prim or over-restrained (coined by lewis carroll in through the looking glass)

32.  Minacious –  menacing or threatening

33. Minibeast Informal a small invertebrate animal such as an insect or spider

34. Misanthrope Someone who dislikes people in general

35. Misogamy –  the hatred of marriage

36. Mistigris a joker or other extra card played as a wild card in some versions of poker

37. Mixologist – a person who is skilled at mixing cocktails and other drinks

38. Mollitious – luxurious or sensuous

39. Momism – excessive attachment to or domination by one’s mother

40. Monkey’s wedding – simultaneous rain and sunshine

41. Monorchid – having only one testicle

42. Moonraker – a native of the county of Wiltshire

43. Mouse potato – a person who spends large amounts of their leisure or working time on a computer

44. Mudlark –  a person who scavenges in riverside mud at low tide for anything of value

45. Muesli – Notice the unusual spelling and pronunciation of this word, which came into use some 80 years ago, according to Merriam-webster. Muesli (noun) is a cereal consisting of rolled oats, fruits and nuts. It’s popular breakfast food in Switzerland.

46. Muktuk –  the skin and blubber of a whale, eaten by the Inuit people

47. Mumpsimus – a traditional custom or notion that is adhered to although it has been shown to be unreasonable

48. Myopic – You may find this word unique because of its unusual spelling. Myopic (adjective) is the scientific word for nearsightedness, an eye condition in which you’re unable to see objects or images that are far away from you.

49. Nacarat – a bright orange-red colour

50. Nagware – computer software which is free for a trial period and thereafter frequently reminds the user to pay for it

51. Nainsook – a fine, soft cotton fabric, originally made in the indian subcontinent

52. Narrative – An account that tells the particulars of an act or event

53. Natation – swimming

54. Nesh – Dialect weak, delicate, or feeble

55. Netizen –   a habitual or keen user of the internet. “Unique Words”

56. Nincompoop – Here’s a word that not only looks funny but sounds funny too when you say it out loud. Try it! What‘s even funnier is that nincompoop (noun) means a silly person and is sometimes used jokingly to refer to someone who is not very smart.

57. Noctambulist – a sleepwalker

58. Nostalgic Unhappy about being away and longing for familiar things

59. Noxious –  Words with the letter “x” are also quite interesting. Note the pronunciation of this word, as it’s not usually how you would pronounce the letter “x.”Noxious (adjective) often refers to something that’s dangerous, harmful or destructive to living things.

60. Noyade – an execution carried out by drowning

61. Nudiustertian – You may have a friend of armenian origin with that name, but this isn’t about him or her: nudiustertian simply refers to two days ago (the day before yesterday, in fact). Unfortunately, this expression has fallen into disuse, although it is far more melodious than the day before yesterday.

62. Nugacity – triviality or frivolity

63. Nympholepsy – passion or rapture aroused in men by beautiful young girls

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Cool Unique Words from Letter O to S and their Meanings

There are also unique words from letter O to S

1. Obnubilate – to darken, dim, or obscure something

2. Ogdoad –  a group or set of eight

3. Omophagy – the eating of raw food, especially meat

4. Omphalos – the centre or hub of something

5. Onolatry – the worship of donkeys or asses

6. O-o – an endangered hawaiian bird, a species of honeyeater

7. Operose –  involving or displaying a lot of effort

8. Opsimath – a person who begins to learn or study late in life

9. Optimistically – With optimism; in an optimistic manner

10. Orectic – having to do with desire or appetite

11. Orrery – a clockwork model of the solar system, or the sun, earth, and moon

12. Ortanique a cross between an orange and a tangerine

13. Otalgia –  earache

14. Oxter – a person’s armpit

15. Oxymoron – Conjoined contradictory terms

16. Paludal – living or occurring in a marshy habitat

17. Pantagruelian – enormous

18. Panurgic – able or ready to do anything

19. Paradigm – A standard or typical example

20. Parapente – an aerofoil parachute, used for gliding. “Unique Words”

21. Paraph –  a flourish after a signature

22. Patulous –  (of the boughs of a tree, for example) spreading

23. Pavonine –  to do with or resembling a peacock

24. Pedicular –  to do with lice

25. Peely-wally –  looking pale and unwell

26. Peever –  hopscotch

27. Periapt –  an item worn as a charm or amulet

28. Petcock – a small valve in a steam engine or boiler, used for drainage or for reducing pressure

29. Peterman – a person who breaks open and robs safes

30. Petrichor The pleasant, earthy smell after rain. Example: although i do love the pleasant, dewy petrichor of the post-rain afternoon, i still hope the weather stays sunny.

31. Pettitoes – pig’s trotters, especially as food

32. Phlegm – This word is unusual in that its spelling doesn’t reflect how it’s pronounced. Phlegm (noun) is the viscous (thick) fluid that blocks your nose and throat when you have the flu.

33. Phyllo – Now, this is a pretty unique word not only because of the way it’s spelled but also because of how it’s pronounced. Phyllo (noun) is a very thin dough that pastry chefs layer together to form a flaky pastry.

34. Piacular – making or requiring atonement

35. Pilgarlic –  a bald-headed man, or a person regarded with mild contempt

36. Pinguid resembling fat; oily or greasy

37. Pique – Call forth, as an emotion, feeling, or response

38. Piscatorial – connected with fishermen or fishing

39. Pleurodynia – severe pain in the muscles between the ribs or in the diaphragm

40.. Plew – a beaver skin

41. pluviophile – A lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days. Example: my sister is a real pluviophile; she really enjoys the weather in the rainy season.

42. Pneumatic – Does this word look unusual to you? I believe it’s because of its spelling. It’s not common for the letter “p” to be followed by “n.”Pneumatic (adjective) is used to describe something that’s filled with air or gas or that uses air pressure.

43. Pneumonoul­tramicrosc­opicsilico­volcanocon­iosis – an invented term said to mean ‘a lung disease caused by inhaling very fine ash and sand dust’, but rarely used except for its curiosity value

44. Pogey – canadian informal unemployment or welfare benefit

45. Pollex – anatomy the thumb

46. Pooter – a suction bottle for collecting insects and other small invertebrates

47. Portolan – a book containing sailing directions with hand-drawn charts and descriptions of harbours and coasts

48. Posology – the branch of medicine concerned with the size and frequency of doses of a medicine or a drug

49. Possident –  a possessor, i.e. A person who owns something

50. Pother –  a commotion or fuss

51. Pre-loved – second-hand

52. Presenteeism – the compulsion to spend longer at work than is required or to continue working despite illness

53. Previse – to foresee or predict an event

54. Probang – a strip of flexible material with a sponge or tuft at the end, used to remove a foreign body from the throat or to apply medication to it

55. Prosopagnosia – an inability to recognize the faces of familiar people, typically as a result of brain damage

56. Puddle jumper a small, light aircraft that is fast and highly maneuverable and used for short trips

57. Puddysticks – children’s word very easy

58. Pyknic – a technical description of a stocky physique with a rounded body and head, thickset trunk, and a tendency to fat

59. Pyroclastic – relating to fragments of rock erupted by a volcano

60. Quell – Suppress or crush completely

61. Quire – You must have surely, at one time or another, wanted to order 24 or 25 sheets of paper in english without having to say “i would like 24 or 25 sheets of paper, please”. Right? Problem solved: ask for a quire.

62. Quixotic –  Not sensible about practical matters

63. Ragtop – a convertible car with a soft roof

64. Rambunctious – Noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline. “Unique Words”

65. Ratite – (of a bird such as the ostrich or emu) unable to fly because of having a flat breastbone, to which no flight muscles are attached

66. Rawky – foggy, damp, and cold

67. Razzia –  a raid carried out by moors in north africa

68. Rebirthing – a form of therapy involving controlled breathing and intended to simulate the trauma of being born

69. Resurrection man –  a person who, in past times, illicitly exhumed corpses from burial grounds and sold them to anatomists for dissection

70. Retiform –  resembling a net

71. Rhetorical – Relating to using language effectively

72. Rhinoplasty plastic surgery performed on the nose

73. Rubiginous – rust-coloured

74. Rubricate – to add elaborate capital letters (typically red ones) or other decorations to a manuscript

75. Rude boy – a lawless or rebellious unemployed urban youth who likes ska or reggae music

76. Rug rat –  A child

77. Rumpot – A habitual or heavy drinker

78. Sangoma – a traditional healer or witch doctor in southern africa

79. Saquinavir – A weak protease inhibitor used in treating HIV

80. Sarmie –  informal a sandwich

81. Saucier – a sauce chef

82. Saudade – a feeling of longing or melancholy that is supposedly characteristic of the portuguese or brazilian temperament

83. Scofflaw – a person who flouts the law

84. Screenager –  a person in their teens or twenties who has an aptitude for using computers and the internet

85. Scrippage – one’s baggage and personal belongings

86. Scrumptious – This word is virtually an onomatopoeia and designates an especially delicious morsel or dish.

87. Selkie –  a mythical sea creature like a seal in water but human on land

88. sequoia –  (a 7 letter word that has the letter q and all 5 vowels) a redwood tree, especially the california redwood. Example: i love visiting forests where you can see a sequoia.

89. Serac – a pinnacle or ridge of ice on the surface of a glacier

90. Serendipity – The chance occurrence of events in a beneficial way. Example: we all have experienced the serendipity of important information arriving just when we were least expecting it.

91. Serene – Not agitated

92. Sesquipedalian (of a word) having many syllables or (of a piece of writing) using many long words

93. Shallop –  a light sailing boat used chiefly for coastal fishing

94. Shamal – a hot, dry north-westerly wind that blows across the Persian gulf in summer and causes sandstorms

95. Shavetail – us military slang a newly commissioned officer, or any inexperienced person

96. Shippon Dialect a cattle shed

97. Shofar a ram’s-horn trumpet used in jewish religious ceremonies and, in ancient times, to sound a battle signal

98. Skanky – Informal revolting

99. Skelf – a splinter or sliver of wood. “Unique Words”

100. Skimmington –  a kind of procession once undertaken to make an example of a nagging wife or an unfaithful husband

101. Skycap a porter at an airport

102. Snakebitten – Informal unlucky or doomed to misfortune

103. Snollygoster – a shrewd or unprincipled person

104. Sockdolager – us informal a heavy blow

105. Solander – a protective box made in the form of a book, for holding items such as botanical specimens, maps, and colour plates

106. solitude – A state of seclusion or isolation. Example: we enjoyed the beauty and solitude of the quiet beach more than ever.

107. Soucouyant a kind of witch, in eastern caribbean folklore, who is believed to shed her skin by night and suck the blood of her victims

108. Soul case – the human body

109. Soul catcher – a hollowed bone tube used by a north American Indian medicine man to keep a sick person’s soul safe while they are sick

110. Spaghettification the process by which (in some theories) an object would be stretched and ripped apart by gravitational forces on falling into a black hole

111. Spitchcock – an eel, split and then grilled or fried

112. Splanchnic – having to do with the viscera or internal organs, especially those of the abdomen

113. Spurrier – a person who makes spurs

114. Stercoraceous consisting of or resembling dung or feces

115. Sternutator – something that causes sneezing

116. Stiction – the frictional force which hinders an object from being moved while in contact with another

117. Strappado – a punishment or torture in which the victim was hoisted in the air on a rope and then allowed to fall almost to the ground before being stopped with an abrupt jerk

118. Strigil – an instrument with a curved blade used by ancient Greeks and Romans to scrape sweat and dirt from the skin in a hot-air bath or after exercise

119. Struthious having to do with or resembling an ostrich

120. Studmuffin – Humorous a sexually attractive, muscular man

121. Stylite an early Christian ascetic who lived standing on top of a pillar

122. Subfusc – the dark formal clothing worn for examinations and ceremonial or formal occasions at some universities.

123. Submontane – passing under or through mountains, or situated on the lower slopes of a mountain range

124. Succuss – to shake something vigorously, especially a homeopathic remedy

125. Sudd – an area of floating vegetation that impedes navigation in a stretch of the white nile

126. Suedehead – a youth like a skinhead but with slightly longer hair and smarter clothes

127. Sun-grazing – (of a comet) having an orbit which passes close to the sun

128. Superbious – proud and overbearing

129. Superette – A small supermarket

130. supine – lying face upwards example: she was lying supine on the beach chair looking at the sky.

Lady Whispering

Cool Unique Words from Letter T to Z and their Meanings

These unique words from letter T to Z will make you re-evaluate your vocabulary.

1. Tangible – Perceptible by the senses, especially the sense of touch

2. Taniwha – a mythical monster which, according to maori legend, lives in very deep water

3. Tappen – the plug by which the rectum of a bear is closed during hibernation

4. Tellurian – of or inhabiting the earth, or an inhabitant of the earth

5. Tenacious – Stubbornly unyielding

6. Testudo – a device used in siege warfare in ancient rome, consisting of a wheeled screen with an arched roof (literally a ‘tortoise’)

7. Thalassic relating to the sea

8. Thaumatrope – a scientific toy devised in the 19th century. It consisted of a disc with a different picture on each of its two sides: when the disc was rotated rapidly about a diameter, these pictures appeared to combine into one image.

9. Thirstland a desert or large arid area

10. Thrutch –  a narrow gorge or ravine

11. Thurifer – a person carrying a censer, or thurible, of burning incense during religious ceremonies

12. Thwart – According to thefreedictionary, this word dates back to the 13th century. Indeed, its spelling is similar to how some old english words are spelled, and it’s unique because it’s still being used quite often today. To thwart (verb) means to ruin (spoil) someones efforts or to prevent a plan from becoming successful.

13. Tiffin – chiefly indian a light meal, especially lunch. “Unique Words”

14. Tigon – the hybrid offspring of a male tiger and a lioness (the offspring of a male lion and a tigress being a liger)

15. Tittynope – Let us be precise: the scattering of crumbs left on one side of the plate, the dozen or so grains of rice sitting at the bottom of the bowl, the few drops remaining in the glass, are not mere leftovers and dregs. They are tittynopes.

16. Tokoloshe – in african folklore, a mischievous and lascivious hairy water sprite

17. Toplofty – haughty and arrogant

18. Transpicuous – transparent

19. Triskaidekaphobia –  extreme superstition about the number thirteen

20. Triskelion –  a celtic symbol consisting of three radiating legs or curved lines, such as the emblem of the isle of man

21. Tsantsa –  a human head shrunk as a war trophy by the jivaro people of ecuador

22. Turbary –  the legal right to cut turf or peat for fuel on common ground or on another person’s ground

23.  Ulotrichous –  It’s always the same: men and women (particularly women) who are ulotrichous don’t want to be like this while those (women) who are not, would like to be. Of course! Ulotrichous refers to people with curly hair.

24. Ulu –  a short-handled knife with a broad crescent-shaped blade, used by Inuit women.

25. Umbriferous – shady

26. Uncanny – Surpassing the ordinary or normal

27. Uncinate – (of a part of the body) having a hooked shape

28. Uniped – a person or animal with only one foot or leg

29. Unique – The single one of its kind

30. Uroboros a circular symbol depicting a snake (or a dragon) swallowing its tail, intended as an emblem of wholeness or infinity

31. Ustad –  an expert or highly skilled person, especially a musician

32. Vagarious – erratic and unpredictable in behaviour or direction

33. Vague – Lacking clarity or distinctness

34. Velleity –  a wish or inclination which is not strong enough to lead one to take action

35. Verjuice – a sour juice obtained from crab apples or unripe grapes

36. Vermillion – Of a vivid red to reddish-orange color

37. Vicinal – neighbouring or adjacent

38. Vidiot – Informal a habitual, undiscriminating watcher of television or videotapes

39. Vomitous – Nauseating or repulsive

40. Wabbit – exhausted or slightly unwell

41. Waitron A waiter or waitress

42. Wakeboarding the sport of riding on a short, wide board while being towed behind a motorboat

43. Wanton – A lewd or immoral person

44. Wayzgoose – an annual summer party and outing that used to be held by a printing house for all its employees

45. Winebibber –  a heavy drinker

46. Winklepicker – If someday you ever manage to prepare mollusc skewers using pointy shoes, this will illustrate perfectly the sense of a winklepicker. Not clear about this yet? Winklepickers are shoes with such a sharp point that they evoke the utensils used to prise winkles from their shells.

47. Wishbook – Informal a mail-order catalogue

48. Wittol – a man who knows of and tolerates his wife’s infidelity

49. Wonky –  Turned or twisted toward one side

50. Woopie – an affluent retired person able to pursue an active lifestyle (from the initials of well-off older person)

51. Wowser – chiefly austral./nz a puritanical, prudish person or a killjoy

52. X-axis – The horizontal axis in a plane coordinate system

53. Xenology – the scientific study of extraterrestrial phenomena

54. Xenophobia – A fear of foreigners or strangers

55. Xertz – Who would have thought it? This is not the name of the villain in a bad science fiction movie, but the act of gulping something down in haste.

56. Yarborough – Another particularly useful term for daily life, particularly, if you play bridge, in which case you may already be familiar with it. At all events, you probably know that unpleasant feeling of having a hand where no card is higher than .

57. Yawner – A person who yawns

58. Yearn – Desire strongly or persistently

59. Ylem – (in big bang theory) the primordial matter of the universe

60. Zeal – Words that begin with the letter “z” are always interesting. This one is also unique because, as merriam-webster tells us, it comes from latin and greek and was first used in the 14th century. Zeal (noun) refers to a strong interest or eagerness in pursuing something.

61. Zealot –  A fervent and even militant proponent of something

62. Zenith – The highest point of something

63. Zetetic – proceeding by inquiry or investigation

64. Zoolatry –  the worship of animals

65. Zopissa – a medicinal preparation made from wax and pitch scraped from the sides of ships

66. Zorro – kind of fox

67. Zyrian – a former term for komi, a language spoken in an area of russia west of the urals; at present the last entry in the oxford english dictionary

I have to tell you that putting this article together was really fun for me. I was able to both entertain and educate myself I literally gasps on seeing some of these unique words. Many unique words are totally strange to me. I hope you had fun too.

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