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20 Weird English Words
English is a wonderful language with some of the strangest pronunciation rules and words that come from many other languages. This is a list of 20 weird English words.
Like a hedgehog
Loudness and clarity of voice
To testify under oath
A trinket or knick-knack
Estimation that something is valueless. Proper pronunciation based on Latin roots: flock?-nows?-n?k?l?-p?l?-f?k-ation.
Pertaining to idle talk
An attempt at a scientific study into the nature of romantic love.
Pertaining to midnight
A dumpster diver – one who extracts valuable things from trash
A person who deals with things lacking importance (pronounce the ‘h’ like a ‘k’).
The day before yesterday
Deception or trickery
A weak or foolish person
Covered with dust
A social climber
Rude or rough play
Unfamiliar, rare, strange, marvelous, wonderful. For example: The List Universe is such a selcouth website!
To be poisoned by cheese
Someone who deserves to be hanged
The abuse of military power or authority. I wonder how long it will take for this one to show up in the comments.