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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:36 pm 
Hey guys, I got a task for English. I need to find 3 very remarkable or rarely used English words and their definitions. I tried the internet already but couldn't seem to find any. I don't know where to look. Can you guys help me? :P

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Bart


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:36 pm 
dictionary? Just flip to a middle page somewhere and choose a word you have never heard of before.


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damn you're smart :P


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Hi Bart,

The TV show "Call My Bluff" was based on archaic words and their definitions. You can still get the book (ISBN-10: 0413293300, ISBN-13: 978-0413293305) from Amazon for less than £1 in the UK and for not much more than $1 in the U.S.

According to this Wikipedia article it should provide a rich source of words such as Queach, Strongle, Ablewhacket, Hickboo, Jargoon, Zurf, Morepork and Jirble. :shock:

Bob.

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Well I don't know, but I found "contraption" and "concomitant" nice special words (at least in my limited knowledge of English as a foreign language...). So how about explaining what a "concomitant contraption" is :wink:

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Well, "concomitant" is certainly less common , but "contraption" is better known


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You could try 'Please', 'Thank-you' and 'Sorry' - I never hear those anymore!


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Yes please :D I'm so sorry that I forgot :roll:
Thank you for your comment!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:13 pm 
Thomas wrote:
Well I don't know, but I found "contraption" and "concomitant" nice special words (at least in my limited knowledge of English as a foreign language...). So how about explaining what a "concomitant contraption" is :wink:


Looking through "The New Oxford Dictionary Of English" you could not really put the two words into a sentence that would make any sense


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