5 February 2018 - LOST WORDS






LOST WORDS

G'day folks,

Welcome to some words that seem to have gone forever.

miliaceous
adj
1684 -1890
like millet or the millet-seed
This miliaceous gift will keep our nation from starvation, but will not appease us. 

mingent
adj
1685 -1685
discharging urine
The mingent dog amused the children but not the owner of the flower garden. 

misqueme
v
1395 -1658
to displease; to offend
If my actions misqueme you or your friends, you need only leave me alone. 

mitescent
adj
1727 -1727
growing mild
You're becoming mitescent in your old age, and can hardly stomach conflict any more. 

mochlic
n
1657 -1753
drastic purgative medicine
This mochlic remedy is worse than the disease, but at least it will be over quickly. 

modernicide
n
1774 -1774
killing or killer of modern people
While the Luddites were radical traditionalists, they never engaged in modernicide. 

molrowing
n
1860 -1896
caterwauling; cavorting with prostitutes
Her son is a molrowing vagabond without any social graces, much to her shame. 

montivagant
adj
1656 -1658
wandering over hills and mountains
The montivagant hiker crossed the Alps with ease but was stymied by the Andes. 

morsicant
adj
1891 -1891
producing the sensation of repeated biting or pricking
After sitting for several hours, I had a terrible morsicant pain in my rear end. 

mowburnt
adj
1548 -1900
of crops, spoiled by becoming overheated
The heat wave last August left us with heaps of mowburnt and useless crops. 

mulcible
adj
1656 -1656
able to be appeased
Despite his promises of food, the crowd was not mulcible and began to riot. 

mulomedic
adj
1678 -1678
relating to the medical care of mules
The doctor's mulomedic abilities were of enormous importance to the trek's success. 

murklins


in the dark
She stumbled murklins about the house until she found the light switch. 

myriander
adj
1693 -1693
consisting of ten thousand men
Her myriander host of suitors never figured out that she was a lesbian. 





Clancy's comment: I've never heard of most of these, but I have seen a few mingent dogs in my time.

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