Learn odd and obscure words with this illustrated alphabet

From Acersecomic (a person whose hair has never been cut) to Zugzwang (a position in which any decision or move will result in problems), Project Twins' A-Z of Unusual Words illustrates the English language's forgotten vocabulary. These words probably won't show up on the SAT, but they're fun to learn nonetheless.

You can buy a postcard book of these prints from the Project Twins shop and see the full esoteric alphabet on their site.

A-Z of Unusual Words [Project Twins via Brain Pickings]

Learn odd and obscure words with this illustrated alphabet

Acersecomic - A person whose hair has never been cut.


Learn odd and obscure words with this illustrated alphabet Biblioclasm - The practice of destroying, often ceremoniously, books or other written material and media.
Learn odd and obscure words with this illustrated alphabet Cacodemonomania - The pathological belief that one is inhabited by an evil spirit.
Learn odd and obscure words with this illustrated alphabet Dactylion - An anatomical landmark located at the tip of the middle finger.
Learn odd and obscure words with this illustrated alphabet Enantiodromia - The changing of something into its opposite.
Learn odd and obscure words with this illustrated alphabet Fanfaronade - Swaggering; empty boasting; blustering manner or behavior; ostentatious display.
Learn odd and obscure words with this illustrated alphabet Gorgonize - To have a paralyzing or mesmerizing effect on: Stupify or Petrify