6 February 2019 - LOST ENGLISH WORDS


LOST ENGLISH WORDS 

G'day folks,

I love finding words that have disappeared. Here are a few more.


chermadic
adj
1842 -1842
of a heavy weight used as a projectile
Wile E. Coyote continues to be crushed by his own chermadic snares. 

chronanagram
n
1613 -1882
an anagram of a chronogram
Jacobites used chronanagrams to cryptically express support for their cause. 

cibosity
n
1656 -1656
store of food; plenty of food supplies
The cibosities of those paranoid about Y2K are still rotting in their cellars. 

circuland
n
1821 -1821
that which is to be circulated
Here we have the circuland, as opposed to our internal earnings report. 

circumbilivagination
n
1611 -1693
going around in a circular motion; circumambulation
She saw many quaint seaside towns in her circumbilivagination of England. 

citharize
v
1623 -1692
to play the harp
If you plan to citharize, prepare to build up calluses on your fingers. 

cloakatively
adv
1674 -1674
superficially
These reforms have only cloakatively made the situation better for the poor. 

coherentific
adj
1834 -1834
causing to become coherent; causing cohesion
Her speech was the coherentific factor behind the jury's consensus verdict. 

colaphize
v
1450 -1656
to beat or buffet
His lawyer claimed that police had colaphized him, which confused the judge. 

commendaces
npl
1611 -1658
funeral orations; prayers for the dead
At his funeral, his brother delivered a set of exquisite commendaces. 

coquinate
v
1656 -1658
to behave as a cook
Martha may seem to be able to coquinate, but her actions are highly scripted. 

cosmogyral
adj
1808 -1808
whirling round the universe
The great cosmogyral peregrinations of galaxies follow simple physical laws. 

crassulent
adj
1656 -1656
very fat; grossly obese
While some point to Brando's crassulent state, others focus on his acting. 

crebrity
n
1656 -1740
frequency; period between two occurrences
Old Faithful is a natural clock, and its invariant crebrity continues to amaze. 

crocitation
n
1623 -1656
croaking; cawing
The crocitation of the gulls meant that I got no sleep last night. 

cynicocratical
adj
1881 -1881
pertaining to rule by cynics
When people mistrust government, our leaders become cynicocratical. 

deartuate
v
1623 -1653
to dismember
He cunningly hoped that if he deartuated the body, he could hide it in the hole. 




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