150 Of The Least Used Words Index

Word Index

 

I got to thinking about what words in the English language we (Americans) probably use the least. So, with curiosity running rampant, I browsed the web and compiled an index of sorts.

The words I chose to list just sounded interesting. Words including, but not limited to, borrowed words, silly words, and even the longest word in the dictionary! As far as I know they are all spelled correctly.

Sadly, I must leave the defining to you due to  lack of time. You can easily define any word by copying the word, going to Google.com, and type “define” (without the quotation marks) and pasting the word.

Here is the list (in alphabetical order):

A

  • Abdicate
  • Absquatulate
  • Absterse
  • Aglet
  • Agog
  • Akimbo
  • Alsike
  • Anachronistic
  • Antediluvian
  • Antidisestablishmentarianism
  • Askance
  • Atrabilious
  • Aquabib

B

  • Bailiwick
  • Bourgeoisie
  • Brummagem
  • Brusque

 

C

  • Cacomistle
  • Capitulate
  • Castigated
  • Chaulmoogra
  • Chersonese
  • Chthonic
  • Concupiscence

 

D

  • Dagnabit
  • Dasyure
  • Defenestrate
  • Deleterious
  • Demagogue
  • Deoxyribonucleic Acid
  • Diaphanous
  • Didapper
  • Discombobulate
  • Draconian
  • Duvetyn

 

E

  • Effulgent
  • Enervating
  • Ephemeral
  • Evanescent
  • Evert
  • Extenuating

 

F

  • Floccinaucinihilipilification
  • Florid
  • Forbearance
  • Fortitude
  • Fortuitous
  • Fraught
  • Fulsome
  • Futhorc
  • Fylfot

 

G

  • Garrulous
  • Genipap
  • Gimcrack
  • Glub
  • Gorgonize

 

H

  • Harpy
  • Hebetude
  • Higgledy-Piggledy
  • Hitherto
  • Hornswoggle
  • Hypergraphia

 

I

  • Iconoclast
  • Ignominious
  • Imbroglio
  • Impetuous
  • Inimical
  • Intelligentsia
  • Invidious

 

J

  • Jejune
  • Jingoism
  • Jubilation

 

K

  • Kalian
  • Kismet
  • Klockemupterhagerbad

 

L

  • Leitmotif
  • Limn
  • Loquacious
  • Lubricious
  • Lunula

 

M

  • Maladroit
  • Marplot
  • Maven
  • Meliorism
  • Mephitic
  • Mulct

 

N

  • Nacreous
  • Ne’er-Do-Well
  • Numinous

 

O

  • Obambulate
  • Obfucscate
  • Obsequious
  • Onomatopoetic
  • Orator
  • Ossify
  • Ostentatious
  • Overweening

 

P

  • Paroxysm
  • Pellucidity
  • Penurious
  • Penury
  • Perfidious
  • Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
  • Procrustean
  • Pulchritudes
  • Pyknic

 

Q

  • Quaff
  • Querulous
  • Quidnunc
  • Quisling
  • Quixotic

 

R

  • Rancorous
  • Recidivist
  • Recrudescence
  • Refulgent
  • Ribald
  • Rumpus

 

S

  • Sagacity
  • Schadenfreude
  • Sesquipedalianism
  • Shibboleth
  • Sibilance
  • Simoom
  • Skullduggery
  • Smaragd
  • Spurious
  • Squamous
  • Stentorian
  • Stibnite
  • Superfluous
  • Surreptitious

 

T

  • Tatterdemalion
  • Tergiversate
  • Tintinnabulation
  • Tout De Suite
  • Transmogrify
  • Troglodyte
  • Twee

 

U

  • Ugsome
  • Unctuous
  • Uxorious

 

V

  • Vacuous
  • Verisimilitude
  • Vituperation
  • Vociferous
  • Voluble
  • Vulpine

 

W

  • Weltschmerz
  • Witenagemot
  • Woolgathering

 

X

  • X-irradiation

 

Y

  • Yataghan
  • Yclept
  • Yogh

 

Z

  • Zaftig

 

Hope you enjoyed the list! Be sure to comment below and let me know how you liked it!

 

SOURCES: You can find the listed words at wayne.edublog.dictionary.com, and merriam-webster.com.

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About kyranravencroft

Writer, treasure hunter, husband, and daddy. But not necessarily in that order.

Posted on July 4, 2015, in For Fun and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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