7 January 2019 - LOST ENGLISH WORDS





LOST ENGLISH WORDS

G'day folks,

Time to post some words that have gone by the wayside.



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! 

bubulcitate
v
1623 -1678
to act as a cowherd; to cry like a cowherd
When their cat went missing, they were on the street bubulcitating for weeks. 

buccellation
n
1657 -1731
act of dividing into small morsels
The buccellation and apportionment of their rations was the subject of heated argument. 

bumposopher
n
1834 -1886
one learned in bumps; a phrenologist
Craniology has progressed greatly since the days of bumposophers. 

cacatory
adj
1684 -1753
accompanied by loose bowels
For the diners, the effects of the chicken cacciatore, alas, were cacatory. 

cacozealous
adj
1656 -1696
imitating badly; poorly affected
Her cacozealous attempt at mimicking her boss bordered on being offensive. 

cagastric
adj
1662 -1753
of diseases, originating under an ill star
We no longer believe in cagastric causes for illness and deformity. 

cameranious
adj
1791 -1791
of or relating to a chamber
The social gathering benefited from the cozy, cameranious setting. 

canitude
n
1656 -1742
greyness; hoariness; whiteness
The first snowfall of the year gave the field a pleasant canitude. 

caprizant
adj
1730 -1736
of the pulse, uneven or irregular
While he hadn't had a full-blown heart attack, his pulse was very caprizant. 

casitive
adj
1652 -1652
having grammatical cases
The casitive nature of Finnish and Hungarian makes them difficult to learn. 

castaldy
n
1623 -1800
stewardship
His castaldy over the manor was dependent on his good relations with the lord's sons. 

cecograph
n
1851 -1874
writing device for the blind
The development of computers has made the cecograph entirely obsolete. 

celeberrimous
adj
1768 -1768
very or most highly celebrated
Her celeberrimous accomplishments were lauded by her colleagues. 

celeripedean
adj
1623 -1656
swift-footed
The most celeripedean of the Greek deities was Hermes. 

cestuan
adj
1711 -1711
of or pertaining to a boxer's gloves or cesti
No cestuan improvements can negate the damage of such blows to the head. 



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