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Merriam-Webster Shares List Of Ridiculously “Beautiful And Useless Words”

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There are a lot of useless words in the English language, and the Merriam-Webster dictionary is celebrating them!

From descriptors you never knew you needed to nouns that perfectly capture your favorite people, these useless words are a fun way to expand your vocabulary. Let’s take a look at some of the Merriam-Webster words we find most hilarious.

1. Serendipitist

one who finds valuable or agreeable things not sought for

This word is not terribly useful, but is incredibly lovely!

2. Spanghew

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to throw violently into the air; especially, to throw (a frog) into the air from the end of a stick

If you’re a toddler who loves to carry frogs on sticks, this word isn’t useless at all.

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