My second reaction when I first read them was to think they came from other languages and were adopted by English speakers. My first reaction was find them very very funny...

Aardvark
Ajar
Akimbo
Canvas
Conundrum
Galore
Jamboree
Kimbo
Kudos
Pizzazz
Queue
Shampoo
Snafu
Woo

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You are right in your reaction Emotion: smile, some of these words do come from other languages or from Old English which comes from old Germanic language:

Aardvark (from Afrikaans - Middle Dutch - Indo-European roots)
Ajar (from Old English)
Akimbo (Middle English)
Canvas (from Old French and from Medieval Latin )
Conundrum (origin unknown)
Galore (from Old Irish)
Jamboree (origin unknown)
Kudos (from Greek)
Pizzazz (origin unknown)
Queue (from Old French from Latin)
Shampoo (from Hindi)
Woo (Old English)
here's one : bungee Emotion: big smile
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what's the meaning of those words ?
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Egyptian DreamYou are right in your reaction Emotion: smile, some of these words do come from other languages or from Old English which comes from old Germanic language:

Aardvark (from Afrikaans - Middle Dutch - Indo-European roots)= Africa animal which eats ant.
Ajar (from Old English) = Contrast
Akimbo (Middle English) = ...
Canvas (from Old French and from Medieval Latin )
Conundrum (origin unknown)= Difficult question
Galore (from Old Irish) = so many
Jamboree (origin unknown) = Carnival, festival
Kudos (from Greek) = Well-known, famous
Pizzazz (origin unknown) = ? ( pizza ? )
Queue (from Old French from Latin) = Line
Shampoo (from Hindi) = Liquid which use for washing your hair.
Woo (Old English) = Court

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Aardvark - a type of animal with a long snout, from Africa, eats ants. Looks like a small kangaroo crossed with a pig
Ajar - a door that is open a little bit
Akimbo - having the hand on the hip and the elbow turned outward (I had to look it up, I never use this word!)
Canvas - a type of thick, rough fabric. Used for shoes, backpacks, tents
Conundrum - a situation in which it's difficult to make a decision
Galore - lots (like, "I have money galore!" = "I have lots of money!")
Jamboree - a large party or festival
Kudos - praise given for achievement "Kudos to you for getting good grades!"
Pizzazz - flashy, showy, attractive "That suit has a lot of pizzazz"
Queue - a line for waiting, such as in a grocery store (this is more of a British word)
Shampoo - liquid for washing your hair
Snafu - this is actually an acronym, I think ususally used in the miltary, SNAFU = situation normal all f***ked up
Woo = to court or flirt with someone "He must being trying to woo you, that's the second time he's sent you flowers"
Bungee = a type of stretchy cord or rope. Bungee jumping is when you jump from a high distance attached to a harness and a bungee rope.
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funniest word is definetely lozinge.
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