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Eggcorn

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An eggcorn is a word or a phrase that is often used by mistake for another. For example, a common eggcorn is for “all intensive purposes” instead of, the correct, “all intents and purposes.”

Petrichor

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If you love the smell of fresh air after rain stops, you appreciate petrichor. This pleasant smell is thanks to a mix of bacteria, plants, and lightning, BBC reports.

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Glabella

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The glabella is the flat piece of skin between the eyebrows.

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Dysania

Dysania
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The feeling you have where you can’t get out of bed has a name: dysania. Although it’s not an official condition, the BBC reports that the behaviour isn’t just feeling sleepier than usual. It’s often seen in people suffering from depression.

Griffonage

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One of the common running jokes about doctors is their awful handwriting. And their scrawl has a name, griffonage. The French word means careless or illegible handwriting.

Zugzwang

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Zugzwang doesn’t roll off the tongue, but it does refer to something people have to do often: something that you don’t want to do. The word specifically refers to a chess game strategy where a player is forced to make a move that they don’t want to make.

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An unkindness

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Nope, an unkindness doesn’t just refer to something cruel. A group of ravens is actually called an unkindness. The phrase stems from the fact that ravens have higher stress levels when they travel in a pack.

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Caruncle

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If you ever get sand in your eye, it likely forms in the caruncle – the small, pink inner corner of the eye. It’s one of the parts of the body that gets very little credit.

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