French Dictionary at the word DictonaryIf you are a writer like me, you probably think you’ve heard most of the words in the English language. Well, I’m here to tell ya that there are all kinds of wacky words out there that we have yet to put to good use.

Dictionary.com has a slideshow section on their website that introduces words that are not commonly used in the English language.  For example:

The slideshows each focus on about half a dozen words that have something in common. For example:

In addition to the word and its pronunciation, Dictionary.com provides a definition (of course) and even anecdotes about the words. So check out the many features of this site and keep that vocabulary growing!

By the way, did you know that a hippophile is a person who loves….horses? I guess a horsophile is…

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