Have you ever faced an awkward situation where someone said a word that you did not understand? 

If you have been through this situation don’t worry! We all have been!

English is a very vast language and which is why it has tons of unique words that we are not yet familiar with. Before we start learning those words, we need to understand what makes that word unique and why it is exciting to have such unique words in our English vocabulary.

The English language is itself very unique as it has words that come from various different cultures. You must have come across words that sound the same in your native language, right? It is because English has been originated from various cultures and languages too.

When you come across a very unusual and different word, you know it is unique. It might have connections with different languages. The word stands unique because it has an unusual spelling, or pronunciation, or even meaning. As we know that English words are unique and unusual, it is more interesting and challenging to learn. The time when you look at a unique English word, you must get confused about how it is spelled or how to pronounce it. 

If you are someone who loves to play board games, then learning unique English words can be of much help to you!

Let us now look at 5 most unique and interesting English words,

1st English unique word – DOWDY

This word looks easy and simple to pronounce but have you heard or seen this word anywhere? Probably not! Because this is an old word and it is not used in today’s world. It is not used often in today’s time. This word is an adjective and it refers to something that is old and shabby or something that is not modern and stylish. 

 Maybe the house is abandoned, it didn’t look so dowdy before.

2nd English unique word – NINCOMPOOP

Try saying this word out loud. 

Did it sound funny?

This word not only looks funny but it sounds funny too.

‘Nincompoop’ is a noun and it refers to a silly person. Sometimes, it is even used jokingly to refer to someone who is not so smart.

 I don’t understand why that nincompoop couldn’t find that address, it is just down the road!

3rd English unique word – HOWDY

This word rhymes with the word ‘dowdy’ but the meaning is totally different. The meaning of this word is greetings and it is not used very often today. But, at times it does add some flavor to your English conversations.

4th English word – BALONEY

This word was first used almost 100 years ago and it has nothing to do with balloons! ‘Baloney’ is a noun and it means nonsense. Very often it is used when you disagree with somebody.

That’s baloney! Don’t follow her ideas.

5th English unique word – BAMBOOZLE

This word was first used around 300 years ago. This word is really old and it is a verb. It means to trick or confuse them. 

I got bamboozled into a reward and ended up losing $500

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