18 May 2017 - LOST WORDS





G'day folks,

Check out these words. Know any? Do you use them?




fabrefaction
n
1652 -1678
act of fashioning or making a work of art
The sculptor felt that fabrefaction was more important than the end result. 

fallaciloquence
n
1656 -1761
deceitful speech
Your fallaciloquence, though charming, will not convince the jury to acquit. 

famelicose
adj
1730 -1775
often or very hungry
The tribe's crops frequently fail, and their children are famelicose. 

famigerate
v
1623 -1736
to carry news from abroad
The bloggers famigerated about the conditions in the war-torn country. 

ficulnean
adj
1716 -1716
of fig-tree wood; worthless
His ficulnean arguments failed to convince his professor to raise his grade. 

filicology
n
1884 -1884
study of ferns
Filicology is a discipline for which paleontological training is a great asset. 

findible
adj
1656 -1790
able to be cleft or split
This pie is perfectly findible, if we can agree to some simple rules for cutting it. 

flosculation
n
1651 -1651
an embellishment or ornament in speech
The speaker's lecture was rendered laughable by ridiculous flosculations. 

foppotee
n
1663 -1663
simpleton
What a pitiful foppotee he was, always oblivious to our jeers! 

frenigerent
adj
1656 -1681
bearing a bridle
The frenigerent filly flew fast from the fire. 

fumificate
v
1721 -1792
to make or cause smoke or incense
The only problem with the new grill is its tendency to fumificate. 

gardeviance
n
1459 -1706
chest for valuables; a travelling trunk
She kept her linens in that old gardeviance for over sixty years. 

gardevisure
n
1610 -1840
visor of a helmet as shown on heraldic devices
Since you're so ugly, why not place a gardevisure on your coat of arms? 

gaudiloquent
adj
1656 -1727
speaking joyfully or on joyful matters
Her gaudiloquent tone was thought excessively perky by the stodgy faculty. 

gelicide
n
1656 -1681
a frost
Unfortunately, the flowers were killed too soon by an early gelicide. 

gipseian
adj
1749 -1749
belonging or pertaining to gypsies
The gipseian rhythms made her feel as if she were in the Middle East. 

gleimous
adj
1398 -1790
slimy; full of phlegm
Its gleimous tongue slipped between its teeth and ensnared the moose. 

gnathonize
v
1619 -1727
to flatter
I can tell that you're just trying to gnathonize me, you sycophantic buffoon! 

graocracy
n
1830 -1830
government by an old woman or women
High voter turnout among elderly women may soon lead us into a graocracy. 

graviloquence
n
1656 -1656
grave speech
The bishop's funeral orations were known for their graviloquence. 


Clancy's comment: Wow. I don't think I will be using any of these in future books. If I did, I'd have to sell my books with an old world dictionary

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