Word That Hard to Pronounce and Its Meaning

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WORDS THAT HARD TO PRONOUNCE 1. Onomatopoeia: Onomatopoeia (as anuncountable noun) refers to the property of such words. Common occurrences of onomatopoeias include animal noises, such as "oink" or "meow" or "roar”. 2. Serendipity: when interesting or valuable discoveries are made by accident [↪ luck] 3. ABDICATE: To give up claim to - abdicated the throne 4. ABRIDGE: To shorten - abridged his lengthy speech. 5. ABSTEMIOUS: Moderate in the use of food or drink - abstemious in his habits. 6. ACRIMONIOUS: Sharp or harsh in language or temper - stung by the acrimonious remark 7. AESTHETIC: Pertaining to the beautiful - interested in aesthetic values rather than in purely practical affairs 8. AMBIGUOUS:…show more content…
ARABESQUE: Arabian 39. SCHMO: a stupid or annoying person 40. EPAULETTE: a small piece of cloth attached to the shoulder of a coat or shirt, especially on a military uniform 41. ELIXIR: a magical liquid that is supposed to cure people of illness, make them younger etc 42. DEMESNE: in the past, a very big house and all the land that belonged to it. 43. PHLEGM: the thick yellowish substance produced in your nose and throat, especially when you have a cold [= mucus] 44. CLICHE: an idea or phrase that has been used so much that it is not effective or does not have any meaning any longer: 45. CLOISOME: cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects, in recent centuries using vitreous enamel, and in older periods also inlays of cutgemstones, glass, and other materials. 46. SCHIZOPHRENIC: Mental disorder 47. PERCOLATE: if an idea, feeling, or piece of information percolates through a group, it gradually spreads 48. MAUVE: light purple 49. RAMBUNCTIOUS: Storm , strong wind 50. EOPHORIA: an extremely strong feeling of happiness and excitement which usually only lasts for a short time: 51. SAMNAMBULISM: Sleepwalking 52. SILHOUTTE: a dark image, shadow, or shape that you see against a light background 53. SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS: Extremely good 54. TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA: Afraid of number regarding thirteen 55. CLAIRVOYANT: someone who says they can see what will happen in the

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