31st Aug 2016
Here at IMAGE, we like to consider ourselves fairly wordy; wordsmiths if you will. Each word, sentence we use online and in our magazines is carefully considered, curated (yes, we’ve even had proper arguments over the font type used for a particular word) by a team of skilled people?who love the written word. And yet, some of the most unusual?words in the English dictionary?had us stumped.
Noun:?Extreme superstition regarding the number thirteen
Noun:?An arrangement of five objects with four at the corners of a square or rectangle and the fifth at its centre, used for the five on a dice or playing card
Noun:?A situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterised by a string of blunders and miscalculations
Adjective:?Stubbornly refusing to change one’s opinion or course of action
Verb:?Surprise someone greatly
Noun:?The partially shaded outer region of the shadow cast by an opaque object
Adjective:?Having a ready insight into and understanding of things
Noun:?The action or habit of estimating something as worthless
Noun:?Light and slightly contemptuous mockery or banter
Adjective:?Becoming liquid, or having a tendency to become liquid
Noun:?A wish or inclination not strong enough to lead to action
Noun:?The state of being infatuated or obsessed with another person
Noun:?Nonsensical or insincere talk
Noun:?A ringing or tinkling sound
Adjective:?Tending to talk a great deal; talkative
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