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Posted by Val Fox on April 23, 2014 at 9:30 PM

While checking the Scrabble dictionary today I noticed a number of unusual words that didn't make much sense. I checked the dictionary meaning of unusual and found the following definitions:

Out of the ordinary               Uncommon                    Extraordinary


Here are five examples of these unusual words that are listed in Dictionary.com and are also acceptable Scrabble words.


Unkissed - an adjective but no definition provided.

Unlearnt - an adjective meaning the knowledge and skills are available but not learned yet.

Ungelded - an adjective but no definition provided. Unusual and unlikely choice.

Unbathed - No results found.

Unbitten - adjective referring to arm that was not bitten. Possible but unlikely choice.


What's good about these words is that, used in the right context, they save both words and time. Example:

That's the lass that's never been kissed. vs That's the unkissed lass. Seven words or four words to describe the same thing.  I guess it depends on how tight your writing needs to be.

Thanks for stopping by and "listening" to the ramblings of a budding author and prairie girl. I'll be back tomorrow to feature the letter "V." Have a great day!
 
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Reply Su-sieee! Mac
7:27 PM on April 24, 2014 
What a different emotion one gets from "That's the lass that's never been kissed." and "That's the unkissed lass." The former makes me think I'd read this in a book categorized "literature" wile the latter would be in a Chick Lit story or something like that. :-)



                    

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