Words people didn’t know existed


Alex Zerman


Words are truly a magical thing, a single one can describe an emotion someone is feeling or completely dumbfound another either through vulgarity or pure amazement. But recently on the topic of this article, I have been exposed to words that I never knew existed that perfectly capture the mood i’m in such as chrysalism, the amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm. So this article will provide you a palate of words to use in many situations and become a smarter individual.


The word anecdoche is something I’m sure we’ve all experienced which describes a conversation in which everyone is talking but nobody is listening. While the word noodle is associated with dough in different shapes, it is also a term used to describe a simpleton in 1753. So now you can use the word noodle as an insult as well as something to describe how pasta is made. In the mid 18th century, the word hullabaloo was another term for a fuss or a commotion. So perhaps implementing that into your vocabulary may let you appear intelligent for recalling a word from the 18th century. Or funny entirely based off the sounding of the word. When receiving the shocking feeling after first making contact with cold water, Curglaff explains that expression with only one word


Twattling is used as another saying for gossiping, created during the 16th century. Which could be an alteration of the word tattle. While sharing the same name of a rock band, Nirvana describes a state of perfect harmony, happiness, and freedom. As we just covered a word describing something happy lets go the opposite approach. The next word is La Douleur Exquise which translates to “the exquisite pain”. Covarying the heart wrenching pain of wanting someone’s affection that cannot be obtained. Such as someone who is occupying another’s company. While sounding like a ridiculous pun, the word procaffeinating (yes that is a word) is the tendency of not starting anything until you’ve had a cup of coffee.


If you’re looking for a word to give you a mind blowing revelation then sonder should help. Which means to suddenly realize that each random passerby is living a life as unique and complex as your own. For our final word let’s go with clinomania or better known as the excessive desire to stay in bed. While this could go on for much longer, I feel like there’s a good amount of unique words to try out. May you find pleasure using words that people didn’t know existed.