Weird Words


ALURE - noun Passage, gallery, ambulatory (

ARTIC - noun (informal) 1. Abbreviation of articulated lorry; A semi-trailer truck. 2. Abbreviation of articulated bus (

BEGET - verb 1.(especially of a man) bring (a child) into existence by the process of reproduction ("they hoped that the King might beget an heir by his new queen")
2. cause; bring about ("killings beget more killings") (Oxford Dictionary, online) 

BESET - adjective. having a lot of trouble with something, or having to dealwith a lot of something that causes problems. ("With the amount of traffic nowadays, even a trip across town is beset by/with dangers.") (Cambridge Dictionary online)

BLERT - noun. A fool (Northern English dialect) (

BRACH - noun(archaic) A hound; especially a female hound used for hunting, a bitch hound. (

BROCH - noun. An Iron Age tower, unique to Scotland, and found mainly in the North Highlands and Islands. Built between 400 BCE and 200 BCE. (blog.historic environment.scotland)

CAPER - verb. Skip or dance in a lively or playful way. "the children were tapering about the room"

noun. 1. a playful skipping movement "she did a little caper"
2. an activity or escape, typically one the is illicit or ridiculous. "I'm too old for this kind of caper"; an amusing or far-fetched story, especially on presented on film or stage. "a cop caper about intergalactic drug dealers"
3. the picked flower bud of a prickly southern European shrub used to flavour food "add capers and olives"
4. the shrub from which capers are taken. (Oxford Language Dictionary)

COUTH - nounSmooth, showing or having sophistication. Good manners; politeness, refinement. (

CROME - noun.  A hook also  a long stick with a hook at the end (

FEINT - noun. A deceptive or pretended blow, thrust, or other movement, especially in boxing or fencing ("a brief feint at the opponent's face"
verb. Make a deceptive or distracting movement, especially during a fight ("Adam feinted with his right and then swung a left.") (Oxford Dictionary, online) 

FIENT - noun. (Scottish) Fiend, devil (

LININ - noun. A bitter white crystallizable substance with purgative qualities obtained from the purging flax. (

PILON - An informal regional term that means a little something extra—a bonus. It’s primarily used in Texas and some parts of the Southwestern U.S. Pilon typically refers to something additional given to a customer for free when they’re making a purchase. This is often done as a nice gesture on the part of the seller (i.e., when you get 13 items for the price of 12 in a “baker’s dozen”). (

PISTE - noun. A trail. Especially a downhill ski trail  (

PLACK - noun. A small billon coin of Scotland issued from James III (second half of 15th century) to James VI (early 17th century) (

RAMON - noun. Any of several tropical American trees belonging to the genus Brosimum, of the mulberry family, the leaves of which are used as forage, especially B. alicastrum, which bears the breadnut. (

SERIA - noun. An opera (especially one of the 18th century in Italian), on a serious, usually classical or mythological theme. (Word origin: Italian, literally 'serious opera'.) (

SHOAT - noun. A young pig, especially one which is newly weaned. (Oxford Dictionaries)

SOUNDERnoun. A group of swine is called a sounder. (A group of pigs is called a drift or drove. A group of young pigs is called a litter. A group of hogs is called a passel or team. A group of boars is called a singular.) (from The Old Farmer's Almanac)

STOUN - verb. To stun (free on-line dictionary)  -OR- dialectal chiefly British past participle of steal (Miriam-Webster Dictionary)

STEND - noun (archaic) 1. (Tools) a butcher's tool used to hold open a carcass 2. Scot a leap or a bound;  verb - 3. (tr) to put up or erect (a tent) 4. (intr) to leap or spring up (The free