Wednesday, 21 September 2011

The nineteen words

According to Dictionary.com, there are nineteen words in the English language that have no perfect rhyme.

The Nineteen Words

angst
n.,
a feeling of dread, anxiety, or anguish.
bulb
n.
any round, enlarged part, esp. at the end of a cylindrical object:
cusp
n.
a point that marks the beginning of a change:
film
n.
a thin layer or coating:
gulf
n.
a portion of an ocean or sea partly enclosed by land.
kiln
n.
a furnace or oven for burning, baking, or drying something, esp. one for firing pottery, calcining limestone, or baking bricks.
oblige
v.t.
to require or constrain, as by law, command, conscience, or force of necessity.
opus
n.,
a musical composition.
orange
n.
a color between yellow and red in the spectrum, an effect of light with a wavelength between 590 and 610 nm; reddish yellow.
pint
n.
a liquid and also dry measure of capacity, equal to one half of a liquid and dry quart respectively, approximately 35 cubic inches (0.473 liter).
plankton
n.
the aggregate of passively floating, drifting, or somewhat motile organisms occurring in a body of water, primarily comprising microscopic algae and protozoa.
rhythm
n.
movement or procedure with uniform or patterned recurrence of a beat, accent, or the like.
silver
n.
a white, ductile metallic element, used for making mirrors, coins, ornaments, table utensils, photographic chemicals, conductors, etc.
yttrium
n.
a rare trivalent metallic element, found in gadolinite and other minerals.
depth
noun
the strength of a team in terms of the number and quality of its substitute players
breadth
n.
the measure of the second largest dimension of a plane or solid figure; width.
width
n.
extent from side to side; breadth; wideness.
month
n.
any of the twelve parts, as January or February, into which the calendar year is divided.
glimpsed
n.
a very brief, passing look, sight, or view.

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