Sometimes, when I have nothing better to do, I scourge the English language for amusement, and, fortunately, it never disappoints. I was browsing the world wide web recently for some interesting words when I stumbled upon this list: “Lost Interesting Words in English.” While I cannot officially vow for the list’s legitimacy, these are somewhat peculiar and intriguing lost morsels of our language and make rather nicely for pretentious-sounding outbursts when you have nothing better to do. Enjoy!
Lost Interesting Words in English
Acrasial: Short tempered or ill tempered.
Adimpleate: To fill up; to make something full.
Aeipathy: Continued love or passion for something or someone.
Bajulate: To take the burden of; bear the burden.
Boscaresque: A scenic woodland; picturesque.
Buccellation: The art of making small morsels.
Ecstasiate: To enter an ecstatic level.
Exipotic: A purgatorial process.
Fallaciloquence: A pretentious speech.
Foppotee: A simpleton.
Gnathonize: To flatter someone.
Graviloquence: A sad or grave speech.
Homerkin: An outdated measure for beer.
Ictuate: To put stress on; to emphasize.
Jobler: Someone who does petty jobs.
Kexy: Dry and brittle.
Lignicide: An ancient word for woodcutter.
Misqueme: To offend or displease.
Nepheliad: A sky nymph.
Obstrigillate: To resist; refuse; protest.
Phalerate: Decorated; made beautiful.
Quadrimular: A phenomenon lasting for four years.
Rhodologist: A person who studies and classifies roses.
Sacricolist: A devoted worshiper.
Tecnolatry: Act of idolizing children.
Vacivity: Hollow or emptiness.