English language has a huge data of interesting words. As many attributes, traits the animate and inanimate world presents, so does the list increases and goes on; thereby making the learning process more interesting and twisty!
As the cliché goes, ‘English is a funny language’ because of its inscrutable structure. The very funny English language has eccentricities that seem incomprehensible at times. Solving a puzzle from the New York Times sometimes makes you wonder about ‘abstruse glut of antediluvian perorations, if the newspaper’s profligacy of neologisms and shibboleths ever set off apoplectic paroxysms in you, if it all seems a bit recondite, here’s a reason to be sanguine’; the English language has an insurmountable data of interesting words for its readers.
Interesting Words List
Agrestic: Someone who is rude, uncouth and uncultured.
Ubiquitous: Which seems everywhere or omnipresent.
Ecdysiast: A striptease artist.
Bailiwick: An area of interest, activity or authority.
Insinuation: A malicious implication.
Animadversion: A harsh critical remark.
Epistemology: Related to philosophy, which studies the science of how we know things.
Banal: Boring, rudimentary, something that is not original.
Godspeed: Success or fortune.
Schadenfreude: Sadistic pleasure derived from someone’s misfortune.
Senescence: Growing old or aging.
Euphony: Bearable or agreeable sound.
Quixotic: Extremely romantic and chivalrous.
Jocularity: Funny or joking speech; joking behavior.
Mendacity: A pretense; a false appearance.
Obloquy: An oral or verbal abuse towards a person.
Ribaldry: Behavior inclining towards indelicacy.
Corpulent: Extremely fat.
Ennui: Boredom or joblessness.
Callipygian: Well toned buttocks.
Penultimate: Next to the last.
Kakistocracy: Government chosen by the worst class of citizens.
Uxorious: Extremely submissive to one’s wife.
Ichthyophagous: One that feeds on fish.
Hebetudinous: One who lacks mental stimulation, dull-minded, very lethargic.
Mammiferous: Having mammary glands.
Tatterdemalion: A shabbily dressed person.
Jejune: Nothing interesting; rudimentary.
Solipsism: It is a philosophical belief that only the self exists.
Hedonism: A belief that happiness is the only good thing in life.
Hiatus: A break; a pause.
Perspicacious: To have a very good judgment.
Condign: A well deserved punishment.
Deipnosophist: A person with excellent dinner table conversation skills.
Eleemosynary: Pertaining to charity.
Pareidolia: A psychological phenomenon, wherein a person has the notion of seeing faces of people in clouds, hearing hidden messages and other such unusual feelings.
Pleonasm: Use of redundant words.
Syzygy: Linear alignment of 3 celestial bodies (the sun, the moon and the earth).
Tmesis: Separating parts of a word by using another word.
Pilgarlic: A bald head.
Sesquipedalian: Using long words.
Sciolism: Superficial and pseudo knowledge.
Stegophilist: A person who climbs buildings for the sake of fun.
Lost Interesting Words
Acrasial: Short tempered or ill tempered.
Adimpleate: To fill up; to make something full.
Aeipathy: Continued love or passion for something or someone.
Bajulate: To take the burden of; bear the burden.
Boscaresque: A scenic woodland; picturesque.
Ecstasiate: To enter an ecstatic level.
Exipotic: A purgatorial process.
Fallaciloquence: A pretentious speech.
Foppotee: A simpleton.
Gnathonize: To flatter someone.
Graviloquence: A sad or grave speech.
Homerkin: An outdated measure for beer.
Ictuate: To put stress on; to emphasize.
Jobler: Someone who does petty jobs.
Kexy: Dry and brittle.
Lignicide: An ancient word for woodcutter.
Misqueme: To offend or displease.
Nepheliad: A sky nymph.
Obstrigillate: To resist; refuse; protest.
Phalerate: Decorated; made beautiful.
Quadrimular: A phenomenon lasting for four years.
Sacricolist: A devoted worshiper.
Tecnolatry: Act of idolizing children.
Vacivity: Hollow or emptiness.
Funny Interesting Words
How could a funny language not have a list of some interesting words. Here are some amusingly funny words.
Conundrum: A difficult problem or a situation.
Oxymoron: Contradictory terms.
Hubris: Overbearing pride.
Caveat: A warning; notice.
Kvetch: Complain constantly.
Facetious: Humorous; jocular.
Loquacious: Talkative; trivial conversation.
Anomaly: Abnormal; irregular.
Why ‘Y’ Makes Interesting Words
The letter ‘Y’ is regarded as both a consonant and as vowel, depending on the pronunciation of the word. Here’s a list of words wherein the letter plays the role of only a vowel. It is the interchangeable role of the letter that makes these words interesting.
By: Means of; with the help of; used while specifying dimensions.
Dry: The act of removing moisture.
Fly: Travel or move through air.
Fry: Cook in a hot pan with oil.
Gypsy: A nomad living the tribal way.
Hymn: A song of praise for the Lord.
Lymph: A bodily fluid.
Lynch: To kill or hurt without legal sanction.
Lynx: A wild cat with a short tail.
Myth: A baseless story.
My: Possessive pronoun used to show belonging of an object.
Ply: Give the desired or needed.
Rhythm: A musical beat with regular intervals.
Shy: Short of; lacking confidence.
Sky: The outer space, appears blue in color when viewed from the earth’s surface.
Spry: Moving swiftly.
Spy: To watch secretly.
Sylph: A graceful and slender young woman.
Tryst: Date with opposite gender.
Wry: Sarcastic in a humorous way.
Longest Interesting Words
The English language has a list of longest words that make them a part of this list. A list of interesting especially the longest interesting words.
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis: According to Oxford English Dictionary, a factitious word alleged to mean ‘a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust, causing inflammation in the lungs.’
Honorificabilitudinitatibus: This long word was coined by Shakespeare which means ‘the state of being able to achieve honors’.
Antidisestablishmentarianism: This is the longest non-coined and non-technical English word which was found in 19th to oppose the ‘disestablishment of the Church of England as the state church of England’.
Every word in English language is interesting if it is used according to the rules of English grammar. Thus, making a list of interesting words would mean writing amusing words in the dictionary. Learn the above listed words one day at a time and try to use it in your day-to-day routine. Sure, this can be one of the most fun thing to do with friends when you are bored. Godspeed!