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The Surprising Meaning Behind These 8 Really Weird Words

Don't you just love 'petrichor'? Especially if you're one of the 'bibliobibuli' that feels especially inspired after a good storm? No idea what I'm talking about? Get the definitions of eight weird words here.

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Even prairie dogs do it.

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Impress your date…

With your vocabulary and this skill. Do you know that these common words are only found in English?

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For all the bookworms out there…

You’re not alone. Weird words like this one are no match for bibliophiles.

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Your dad looks like he gives a good hug…

Right!? These 10 words mean the opposite of what they used to mean.

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Unite! These were the most searched “new,” weird words, according to

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Who Knew…

There was a word for that deliciously moist and earthy smell? Be sure to check out these words that used to mean completely different things.

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Swap this one with…

“Glow” and “beam”…every chance you get. We’ll take weird words like this over these slang words that need to end.

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The men of Movember…

Know all too much about this practice. Next, check out these hyperbole examples.

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