20 March 2017 - LOST WORDS




LOST WORDS

G'day folks,

Here is another set of words that seem to have disappeared from daily use, and just as well in some cases.




apanthropinization
n
1880 -1880
withdrawal from human concerns or the human world
His life as a hermit in the woods was characterized by apanthropinization.

aporrhoea
n
1646 -1880
a bodily emanation; an effluvium
The evening's revelries were followed by an unfortunate episode of aporrhoea.

aquabib
n
1731 -1883
water-drinker
I was never much of an aquabib, and always preferred harder libations.

archigrapher
n
1656 -1656
principal or head secretary or clerk
The archigrapher efficiently designated transcription duties to her underlings.

archiloquy
n
1656- 1656
first part of a speech
We stopped paying attention during his talk due to his monotonous archiloquy.

aretaloger
n
1623 -1656
braggart; one who boasts about his own accomplishments
While he seemed nice at first, he turned out to be a loudmouthed aretaloger.

artigrapher
n
1753 -1753
writer or composer of a grammar; a grammarian
Today's prescriptivists are no better than the artigraphers of the Renaissance.

ascoliasm
n
1706 -1753
boys' game of beating each other with gloves or leather while hopping
If you think bullies are bad today, look at brutal games of the past like ascoliasm.

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.




Clancy's comment: Mm ... Imagine texting these today.

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