The sheer amount of verbs out there will discombobulate you, if you stop and cogitate. Seriously, cogitate for a moment with me about all the words in the English language that nobody uses. Maybe they’re archaic or obsolete or slang, but they still mean the thing they’re meant to mean.
I wondered then what obscure verbs are out there that we often overlook. I’ve done some digging, and I’ve uncovered twelve. I think you’ll enjoy them, and you may even find room in your daily life to revivify these misunderstood verbs! All definitions courtesy of Wiktionary.
1. Bibble – To eat and/or drink noisily
2. Impignorate – To pledge or pawn
“Impignorate? I’ve got a friend who’s an expert on those, mind if I call him in?” | Image Via Gold &Silver Pawn Shop
3. Obambulate – To walk about, to wander aimlessly
4. Absquatulate – To leave quickly or in a hurry
5. Disembogue – To come out into the open sea from a river
6. Deterge – To clean of undesirable material
7. Ensorcell – To bewitch or enchant someone
8. Obnubilate – To obscure, to shadow
9. Succuss – To shake with vigor
10. Prevaricate – To deviate, transgress
11. Blin – To cease from
12. Grok – To understand intuitively
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