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Dictionary of Old-fashioned Words

 

(A Book By Manik Joshi)

 

"Dictionary of Old-fashioned Words:
Vocabulary Building"

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What are “Old-fashioned Words”?

 

Definition of ‘Old-fashioned words’:

“Words and expressions that were common in the past but are passing out of ordinary use.”

 

‘Old-fashioned words’ are also known as ‘archaic words’. Many people use the term ‘old use’ for the words and expressions that were common in the past but have passed out of ordinary use.

These words are mainly used in historical novels. They are also used to amuse people.

 

Examples:

Old-fashioned word:

dandified [adjective]

(of a man) too careful about his look or clothes

 

Old-fashioned word:

vamoose [verb]

to leave fast

 

Old-fashioned idiom

blot your copybook -- to do something bad to spoil your good reputation among people

 

Old-fashioned phrasal verb

buck up! -- used to tell somebody to make haste

 

 Detailed list of “old-fashioned words”, parts of speech they belong to, and their meanings are as follows:

 

 

Old-fashioned Words -- A

 

abed [adverb]

in bed

 

abide [verb]

to stay or live in a place

Use in a sentence: Everybody must abide by the law.

 

abroad [adverb]

outside; outdoors

 

accidence [noun]

the part of grammar that deals with the change in the form of a word

 

accursed [adjective]

having a bad magic spell on something

Use in a sentence: They lived in the forest as if accursed. || There is no escaping the sense of anxiety that we humans are accursed with.

 

adieu [exclamation]

goodbye

Use in a sentence: They bid adieu to him with mixed emotions.

 

addled [adjective]

confused / (of an egg) not fresh

Use in a sentence: He is not a silly and addled dude.

 

without further/more ado [idiom]

at once; immediately

Use in a sentence: Once it was sure that the area had been secured, the children were without more ado accompanied to the assembly hall.

 

adventurer / adventuress [noun]

a person who is very fond of going to unusual places or gaining new experiences

Use in a sentence: She is a hard-core adventuress, a travel journalist, who has traveled around the world.

 

aerodrome (airdrome) [noun]

a small airport

Use in a sentence: The extension of the runway was aimed at better services for private operators at the aerodrome.

 

affair [noun]

an strange or inexplicable thing

 

affright [verb]

to scare; to frighten

Use in a sentence: Let nothing affright you.

 

ague [noun]

malaria, dengue or other disease that causes fever and shivering

 

ail [verb]

to make somebody ill/sick

 

air hostess [noun]

a female flight attendant

 

alack [exclamation]

a word that is used to show you are sad or sorry

Use in a sentence: Alas and alack, only a few of those stories are all that funny.

 

alas [exclamation]

a word that is used to show you are sad or sorry

Use in a sentence: His experiments, alas, were flawed and had been mythologized.

 

be all up (with somebody) [idiom]

to be the end for somebody

 

almoner [noun]

a person employed by a hospital to handle financial and social problems of patients

Use in a sentence: They wanted a more active almoner, who could find innovative ways to help the poor.

 

alms [noun]

money, clothes, food, etc. given to beggars or poor people

Use in a sentence: They were injured in a stampede to receive alms being distributed by a charity.

 

in the altogether [idiom]

without wearing any clothes

 

Amerindian [noun]

Native American

Use in a sentence: The word 'guava' originates from the language of the Arawaks, an Amerindian people from the Caribbean.

 

ammo [noun]

ammunition

Use in a sentence: They have tested and run a lot of ammo through their rifles.

 

amour [noun]

a secret love affair

 

anon [adverb]

soon; early, immediately; in a moment

 

apoplexy [noun]

the sudden and complete loss of the ability to sense or move

apoplectic [adjective]

related to apoplexy

 

apparel [noun]

formal clothes

Use in a sentence: The US apparel industry is highly fragmented with many players.

 

applesauce [noun]

nonsense

Use in a sentence: All politics is applesauce!

 

apprehend [verb]

to understand, realize or be aware of something

Use in a sentence: Making language easy to apprehend is intrinsic to making it appealing.

 

apricity [noun]

the sun’s warmth on a cold winter’s day

 

aright [adverb]

correctly or properly

 

arise [verb]

to get out of bed; to stand up

 

arrant [adjective]

used to emphasize how unpleasant somebody/something is

Use in a sentence: His doctrine is arrant nonsense that presents an antidemocratic perversion of constitutional democracy.

 

art

are

Use in a sentence: Wherefore art thou? [From where are you?]

 

ass [noun]

a donkey

 

asunder [adverb]

into pieces; away from each other; not together; apart

Use in a sentence: It renders our heart asunder that people commit acts of terrorism in the name of God.

 

asylum [noun]

a hospital where mentally ill people could be cared for, often for a long time

 

at-home [noun]

a party in somebody’s home

 

aught [pronoun]

anything

 

authoress [noun]

a woman author

 

aviator [noun]

a pilot

Use in a sentence: Gertrude Hartman landed in the national spotlight when she rescued fellow aviator Eddie Griffin from a plane crash.

 

aye [exclamation]

yes || always, still

 

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