Tag Archives: obsolete words

Direption

Vest-Pocket Vocabulary Direp’tion, n. the art of plundering. Word in the Wild: After an unknown co-worker stole his lunch out of the communal fridge for the third day running, Amir posted a snarky note demanding the sneak cease all direption. … Continue reading

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Chowter

Vest-Pocket Vocabulary Chow’ter, v. to grumble like a child or frog. Word in the Wild: Amitav chowtered at his roommate after she accidentally put his 2014 tax slips through the shredder. This fun word is obsolete, but let’s not let … Continue reading

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Viatic

Vest-Pocket Vocabulary Via’tic, a. relating to travelling. Word in the Wild: She’d always been powerless to resist the lure of the faraway. First it was leaving the neighbourhood on her own, then it was biking to the next town over, … Continue reading

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Salsuginous

Vest-Pocket Vocabulary Salsu’ginous, a. a little saltish. Word in the Wild: I’d really like to recommend that new restaurant on the corner since the owners are so friendly, but everything I’ve eaten there is so salsuginous I just can’t. The … Continue reading

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Elinguid

Well, it’s been a diuturnity since I last posted, but the radio silence it finally over. School is now out forever (or at least until I get the itch to take another class), and I”m glad to be blogging again. So without further ado here’s this week’s Vest-Pocket Vocabulary, which is all about radio silence. Continue reading

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Dapatical

I’ve spent the long weekend living it up: I rode my bike up to Kleinburg, checked out the McMichael Collection, ate extremely well, and I’m taking today off work. This is certainly the perfect word to describe my decadent 5-day weekend… Continue reading

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Zythepsary

Vest-Pocket Vocabulary So we’ve made it to the end of the alphabet again, and you now have all the words you’ll need to participate in the Vest-Pocket Challenge! Good luck, fellow verbivores, and have fun! Zythep’sary, n. a house where … Continue reading

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Hesternal

Questions and Answers Cheryl has submitted another great question for us: she’s found the word hesternal in the novel she’s reading and wonders what it means. Hesternal sounds a little bit like nocturnal or diurnal, but I don’t think I’ve … Continue reading

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Viatecture

Vest-Pocket Vocabulary Vi’atecture, n. the art of making roads, canals, &c. Word in the Wild: Although the tour guide kept directing everyone’s attention to the architecture of Amsterdam, Julia, an urban geographer, found the viatecture far more interesting. You can … Continue reading

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