2 December 2019 - A BUNCH OF LOST WORDS


A BUNCH OF
 LOST WORDS

G'day folks,

Welcome to a bunch of words  that seem to have fallen by the wayside. 



assectation
n
1656 -1656
act of following after something else
She stood in the on-deck circle, her assectation virtually guaranteed. 

austerulous
adj
1731 -1731
somewhat or slightly harsh
The austerulous monks were rarely lenient with their pupils. 

autexousious
adj
1678 -1678
exercising or possessing free will
If we are truly autexousious, then why do we so often feel powerless? 

auturgy
n
1651 -1656
self-action; independent activity
The film director's legendary auturgy frustrated editors and producers alike. 

avunculize
v
1662 -1662
to act as an uncle; to behave like an uncle
I often avunculize to my younger friends, which no doubt annoys them. 

bajulate
v
1613 -1662
to bear a heavy burden
Their Sherpa aides were vexed by the demand that they bajulate as well as guide. 

bimarian
adj
1731 -1731
pertaining to two seas
Some think that America needs to improve its bimarian naval defenses. 

binoternary
adj
1817 -1817
combining binary and trinary aspects
The dots on the '6' face of a die are arranged in a binoternary fashion. 

blateration
n
1656 -1864
chatter; babbling
I've had just about enough of your garrulous blateration, you clod! 

bonifate
adj
1656 -1656
lucky; fortunate
The gambler was too bonifate, and attracted the casino manager's attention. 

boreism
n
1833 -1839
behaviour of a boring person
The professor, while brilliant, was afflicted by boreism when lecturing. 

boscaresque
adj
1734 -1734
picturesque; scenically wooded
Despite northern England's industrial pollution, parts of it remain boscaresque. 

brabeum
n
1675 -1675
reward or prize
Without some brabeum, the students will have no incentive to work harder. 

brephophagist
n
1731 -1875
one who eats babies
The character Fat Bastard is a disgustingly obese Scottish brephophagist. 

brochity
n
1623 -1678
projecting or crooked quality of teeth
His parents later regretted that they did not correct his brochity in his youth. 

bromography
n
1860 -1860
a treatise on food
It's not enough to write a bromography - today's celebrity chefs need to be on TV! 


Clancy's comment: Man, who invented these damn words?

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