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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on January 5, 2009 2 Comments

Wayne State University‘s “Word Warriors” site “propose[s] to help rejuvenate the language we love [English] by advocating for words of style and substance that see far too little use.”

  • Cahoots
  • Resplendent
  • Obsequious
  • Sycophant
  • Charlatan
  • Sublime
  • Farrago
  • Mendacious
  • Higgledy-piggledy
  • Supercilious
  • Mercurial
  • Nonplussed
  • Defenestrate
  • Galoshes
  • Quixotic
  • Sagacity

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2 Responses to “Second Life”

  1. Youki on: 5 January 2009 at 6:12 am

    I think we need to revive the -orama suffix, like blogorama and panopticonorama (poor panopticons on display! BAD DAVESKI)

  2. Usree Bhattacharya on: 5 January 2009 at 8:49 am

    You HAVE to check out the Compendium of Lost Words at The Phrontistery which “lists over 400 of the rarest modern English words.”

    I can NOT believe we lost “boreism”; “dodrantal”; “odynometer” (the word and the contraption); “phlyarologist” and “tecnolatry.” The blasphemy!

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