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Intriguing Words Beginning With The Letter A

A dozen intriguing and unusual words beginning with the letter A.

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Abligurition: Excessive financial outlay on food and drink.

Acnestis: The part of the back between the shoulder blades and the loins which we cannot reach to scratch. If you've got an itch on your acnestis, grab a back scratcher.

Adoxography: Elegant or refined writing on a trivial subject.

Aeolistic: Long-winded.

Agnomen: An additional name or an epithet appended to a name (as in 'Ferdinand the Great').

Amphibology: Phrase or sentence that is grammatically ambiguous, such as 'She sees more of her kids than her husband.'

Amoretto: A little cupid.

Anadromous: The ability to migrate from salt water to spawn in fresh water, such as salmon.

Antejentacular: Before breakfast.

Aphthong: Silent letter(s). For example, the letters "gh" in "knight" are an aphthong.

Apricity: The warmth of the sun in winter.

Aptronym: A name that suits its owner. Like William Wordsworth, the poet; or Sara Blizzard, the BBC weather presenter.

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