8 March 2017 - LOST WORDS




LOST WORDS

G'day folks,

Here is a collection of words that you may have never seen before. They come with an example of how they were once used, and some might be helpful for you authors in future novels.



acrasial
adj
1851 -1851
ill-regulated; ill-tempered
The acrasial judge was known for her rants against younger lawyers. 

addecimate
v
1612 -1755
to tithe
They addecimated regularly but were not otherwise known for their charity. 

adimpleate
v
1657 -1657
to fill up
The new technique adimpleates the cans with milk through injection. 

adnascentia
npl
1706 -1731
root-like branches that sprout into the earth from a plant's stem
Every winter, the adnascentia would shift around, destroying the lawn's even texture. 

aeipathy
n
1847 -1853
continued passion; an unyielding disease
Her aeipathy for stamp collecting bordered at times on the pathological. 

affictitious
adj
1656 -1656
feigned; counterfeit
The forger was caught despite his masterfully-crafted affictitious signatures. 

affuage
n
1753 -1847
right to cut wood in a forest for family fire
The family's right of affuage ensured they would have enough wood for winter. 

agonarch
n
1656 -1656
judge of a contest or activity
Our competition will require six agonarchs to ensure fairness. 

agonyclite
n
1710 -1710
member of a heretical sect that stood rather than kneeled while praying
Agonyclites must have had hardy feet to endure their services. 

airgonaut
n
1784 -1784
one who journeys through the air
Balloonists, skydivers and other airgonauts are all a little mad, if you ask me.

alabandical
adj
1656 -1775
barbarous; stupefied from drink
His behaviour after the party was positively alabandical. 

albedineity
n
1652 -1652
whiteness
The monotonous albedineity of the snow-covered field was blinding. 

alogotrophy
n
1753 -1853
excessive nutrition of part of body resulting in deformity
Was he born with that huge head, or is it the result of alogotrophy? 

amandation
n
1656 -1755
act of sending away or dismissing
His rude amandation of his guests earned him a reputation for curtness. 

amarulence
n
1731 -1755
bitterness; spite
After losing her job to a less qualified man, she was full of amarulence. 

amorevolous
adj
1670 -1670
affectionate; loving
Our father, though amorevolous, could be a strict taskmaster at times. 

antipelargy
n
1656 -1731
reciprocal or mutual kindness; love and care of children for their parents
Having never received any antipelargy, they wrote their daughter out of the will. 


Clancy's comment: Well, did you know any? Most made me feel alabandical.

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