Unfamiliar Words or Names (Great Word Search Challenge)

Items Of Clothing

Poncho – an item of clothing that is of Latin American style, traditionally woven from wool. It is a piece of cloth being wrapped around one’s shoulders hanging down to the waist. This item of clothing was popularized during the 1970s.

Tracksuit – This is an article of clothing which consists of two parts: trousers and jacket with front zipper. Tracksuits were originally intended for sports use mainly worn by athletes for their competition clothing. In modern times, this piece of clothing was now being commonly worn in other contexts.

Shawl- An item of clothing that’s usually square, oblong , or rectangular and woven from wool or other material and worn by women over head and shoulders or about the shoulders, taking the place of coat or hat for outdoors and indoors for their protection.


Nimrod – A 3,550 acre lake located in Arkansas and one of its oldest lake created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Lake Nimrod was formed after the completion of the dam on Fourche LaFave river in the year 1942.

Big Bear – This small reservoir can be found in San Bernardino Mountains in San Bernardino County, California , United States. It measures approximately 11 kilometers long (east-west) and 4.0 kilometers wide and stands 2,060 meters.

Waterton – A mountain lake in southern Alberta and northern Montana, United States that is composed of two bodies of water being connected to a shallow channel known as Bosporus. These two parts of the lake are known as Lower Waterton and Upper Waterton Lake.

Bankhead Lake – A reservoir located along the Black Warrior River , starting from Walker County in Alabama and forming a border between Jefferson and Tuscaloosca County. Its original dam was constructed in the year 1915 , serving as the last of an entire navigation system of 17 locks and dams between Birmingham and Mobile.

Champlain – This lake is a natural freshwater lake situated in North America and located mainly within the borders of the United States (Vermont and New York). However, Lake Champlain is also partly situated across the Canada-United States border in Quebec.

Erie – Known as the warmest of all Great Lakes, Lake Erie measures 25,700 square kilometers and has a water volume of 484 cubic kilometers. It covers four U.S. States namely Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio, as well as Ontario, Canada. Majority of this lake flows through Detroit River coming from the upper lakes and tributaries. You can find its main outlet in Niagara Falls.

Becharof – The second largest lake found in Alaska after Iliamna Lake and measures 60 kilometers long . Lake Becharof is situated south-east of Egegik in Aleutian Range.

Bluestone- This lake is also known to control floods , located on the New River near West Virginia. Bluestone Lake, or otherwise known as Bluestone Dam, impounds a 17.2 kilometer stretch of the New and its tribituary which is the Bluestone River.

Huron- Known as the second largest Great Lake by surface area and the fifth largest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Huron also has the longest shoreline of the Great Lakes, including the shorelines of its 30,000 islands.

Ossipee – This lake is located in Carroll County in eastern New Hampshire in the communities of Ossipee and Freedom. Lake Ossipee is the sixth largest lake located entirely in New Hampshire and is fed by the West Branch, Bearcamp and Lovell Rivers and Pine River.

Istokpoga – This lake is a 26, 762.9 acre freshwater lake located in Highlands County, Florida which is fed by Arbuckle Creek and Josephine Creek. Its structure is oblong in shape and measures approximately 8 kilometers wide and 16 kilometers long. Lake Istokpoga is considered to be Florida’s fifth largest lake.

Football Teams

Buccaneers – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, or also known as Bucs, are a professional American football franchise based in Tampa, Florida. These are currently members of the South Division of the National Football Conference in the National Football League.

Bengals – A professional American football team based in Cincinnati , Ohio, Bengals are currently members of the North Division of the American Football Conference of the National Football League. This team’s home stadium is Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati and they are headed by Coach Marvin Lewis.

Jackson Pollock

Cody- A city in Park County, Wyoming , United States named after William Frederick Cody. This is also the birthplace of Jackson Pollock. This city is being served by Yellowstone Regional Airport. Cody has a population of 9,520 people (2010 census) .

Picasso – Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, or known as Pablo Picasso was born in October 25, 1881. He was a popular Spanish painter, ceramicist, sculptor, stage designer, printmaker, playwright and poet who spent most of his life in France as an adult. Picasso was also known as one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century for co-founding the Cubist movement and the invention of constructed sculpture.

Pollock – Known professionally as Jackson Pollock, Paul Jackson was an influential American painter and a major figure when it comes to abstract expressionist movement. He was also well known for his unique style of drip painting.

Kellogg – Born on February 26, 1852 , John Harvey Kellogg was known as an American medical doctor in in Battle Creek, Michigan. He ran a sanitarium through use of holistic methods, particularly focusing on enemas, exercise and nutrition. Dr. Kellogg was also an advocate of vegetarianism , best known for the invention of the breakfast cereal known as corn flakes together with his brother Will Keith Kellogg.

Babbage – Born on December 26, 1791, Charles Babbage is known to be a polymath. From a mathematician to mechanical engineer, he was best remembered for originating the concept of a programmable computer.He was given credit for inventing the first mechanical computer eventually leading to more complex designs.

Wynne – Born on June 22, 1871, Arthur Wynne was a British inventor of the modern cross word puzzle. He was born in Liverpool, England but later on emigrated to the United States on the 6th of June 1891 at the age of 19 and settling for a time in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During his time in Pittsburgh, Arthur Wynne worked on a newspaper named Pittsburgh Press and played the violin in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Later on, he moved to New York City where he also worked on a newspaper named New York World.

Sikorsky- A Russian aeronautics engineer and inventor well known for crafting the first four engine plane and the first working helicopter. Igor Sikorsky was born on May 25, 1889 in Kiev, Russia. He spent his time studying in his home city in Paris before he chose to follow his own vision in becoming an aeronautic engineer. Sikorsky built the first four engine plane in the year 1913 and tested its first flight in 1939. He later on emigrated to the United States in 1919 and established the Sikorsky Manufacturing Corporation which was located in Long Island, New York.

Spencer – Percy Lebaron Spencer was born on July 19, 1894 on Howland, Maine. He was an American engineer and known for his invention of the microwave oven. He was left under the care of his aunt and uncle after this father’s death. At the age of 7, his uncle died. He stop schooling to earn money to support himself and his aunt by working at a spool mill from sunrise to sunset.

Bohlin – Nils Ivar Bohlin is a Swedish inventor of the three point safety belt. He was born on July 17, 1920 in Härnösand, Sweden. He received a diploma in mechanical engineering in the year 1939 then started working in the year 1942 for Saab as an aircraft designer where he helped develop ejection seats. Later on in the year 1958, Bohlin joined Volvo as a safety engineer and is credited with the invention of the modern 3-point safety seat belt.

Oersted – Hans Christian Oersted was born in a small town of Rudkøbing, Denmark on August 14, 1777 to his parents Soeren Christian Oersted and Karen Hermandsen. He was educated together with his younger brother through a combination of home schooling and private tutors. Oersted later on became interested in chemistry when he was 12 years old right after he started helping his father in pharmacy. He took an entrance exam at the University of Copenhagen at the age of sixteen which he passed and later on graduated in 1976 with pharmacology at the age of 19.