I decided today to share a few words with bizarre meanings. Why? I love weird words! These words may never be useful in everyday life (unless you want to sound pretentious or pompous), though they could always come up in a crossword puzzle.
Ktenology-the science of putting people to death
Dactylion-the end of your middle finger
Biblioclasm-the act of ceremoniously destroying books
Hobbledehoy-an awkward youth/teenager
Petrichor-the smell of rain falling on dry earth
Mesonoxian-pertaining to midnight
Nudiustertian-the day before yesterday
Kakorrhaphiophobia-fear of failure
These are just a few of the crazy and interesting words that language has to offer. Would you like to share any obscure or unusual words that you particularly like?