Disagreeable to the ear. Grating. These are just a couple of ways to describe this month’s quiz, which features some of the worst-sounding words in English. Warning: Do not read aloud.
A: slow moving. B: exaggeratedly mournful. C: boring.
A: rude. B: oily. C: foul.
A: discordant mixture of sounds. B: shoddy wooden structure. C: illogical series of statements.
A: poisonous. B: sticky. C: insulting. 5. jowl—
A: bog in a valley. B: lower part of the cheek. C: shallow burrow.
A: soft-bodied, legless grub. B: threaded wooden bolt. C: indentation.
A: infected. B: relating to twilight. C: imposing.
A: cry of pain. B: complaint.
C: cloth headdress.
A: get worse through neglect. B: evaporate slowly. C: collapse.
A: sofa. B: ditch. C: tent.
A: friendly. B: fruitful. C: soft.
A: female yak.
B: fragrant herb for infusing vodka.
C: thick substance that forms when milk sours.
A: slow escape of a liquid or gas through porous material.
B: loss of muscle due to inaction.
C: disorientation caused by a lack of sleep.
A: tough, fibrous matter in meats. B: sand used in glass-making. C: abrasive wool.
A: soiled. B: overly indulgent in alcohol. C: disbelieving.