10.10.13

10 Wonderful Yet Seldom Used Words

I've taken up listening to books while I work recently....far more sociable than my sewing machine! I've been listening to all sorts of Victorian and Victorian influenced literature during which some peculiar yet wonderful sounding words have cropped up and lead me astray. I have since found some right corkers that I fancied sharing with you.

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+ GROAK +
To silently watch a person while they are eating, hoping that you will be invited to join them.

+ FARD +
To put on make up. 

+ HUGGER-MUGGER +
In a state of confusion or disarray. Can also mean to act in a secretive way.

+ TWITTER-LIGHT +
Another word for twilight.

+ SKIRR +
To move rapidly

+ Deliciate +
To enjoy oneself 

+ Calamistrate +
To curl one's hair.

+ Nuppence +
To have no money.

+ Woofits +
Depression or an unwell feeling.

+ Gorgonise +
To hypnotise or petrify

Now that I have given you 10 examples....go forth and use them today :)


6 comments:

  1. Woo yes, this is great. Woofits sounds like a fun word to me.

    Buckets & Spades

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    1. haha, the exact opposite of it's actual meaning!

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  2. Love posts like this. Can only imagine the looks I'd get from my partner if I asked if she was going to do her fard!

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  4. I've been feeling woofits for days now!

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