Word Rummage

February 16, 2011

Special Edition

Date:  February 16, 2011

Today, instead of researching one word in particular, we are going to look at Merriam-Webster’s list of the top 10 unusually long and interesting words! Find this list here.

Why should you read this list? To learn words like tergiversation, of course! Please don’t cringe at the word. We all know tergiversation’s meaning. We just may not have known the meaning belonged to that word!

Other words in the list include trichotillomania, polyphiloprogenitive, consanguineous. So, go ahead, find out what they mean!

Which word is your favorite? Do you have any other words, not on the list, that you find unusually long and interesting?


2 Responses to “Word Rummage”

  1. Sara Says:

    Aw, I only knew two of those! One of the things I love about words, though, is how you can figure out what they mean by knowing their Latin or Greek roots. So even some of the ones I didn’t know, I could have made a guess.

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