12 Obscure Verbs You’ve Never Heard of

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 …

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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. BibbleTo eat and/or drink noisily

 

2. ImpignorateTo pledge or pawn

 

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3. ObambulateTo walk about, to wander aimlessly

 

4. AbsquatulateTo leave quickly or in a hurry

 

5. Disembogue To come out into the open sea from a river

 

6. DetergeTo clean of undesirable material

 

7. EnsorcellTo bewitch or enchant someone

 

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8. Obnubilate To obscure, to shadow

 

9. SuccussTo shake with vigor

 

10. Prevaricate – To deviate, transgress

 

11. BlinTo cease from

 

12. GrokTo understand intuitively

 

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