7 "Forgotten Words" That Should Be Brought Back to Our Vocabulary ...

Corina

There are quite a few forgotten words which have an incredible meaning that you should definitely use more often and that should make a comeback. Words are extremely powerful and they can really influence our thoughts and our perception of life in general .There are a lot of wonderful little words that have been ignored because they were considered to be obsolete but which should definitely be brought back to our vocabulary to add a bit more color to our daily lives. Here are a few forgotten words it’s high time we revived:

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1

Starrify

In my opinion, this is definitely one of those forgotten words that should definitely be brought back to our vocabulary. It is actually a verb and it means “to decorate with stars”. I love decorating all kinds of things with little cute stars, so now I found the perfect word to best describe my actions! It’s a very playful word that brings joy to your ears every time you hear it.

2

Pannychis

This is a noun that means an “all-night feast or ceremony” and according to Oxford Classical Dictionary, this word means “an all-night festival or vigil in honor of a deity”. Even if it sounds pretty funny, I really think we should revive it because it has such a wonderful meaning and I think that we could always use another word to describe those fun nights out everyone enjoys.

3

Snollyguster

This word is not a very positive one, but I think it suits best nowadays reality. It’s a noun which represents “a person, especially a politician, who is guided by personal advantage rather than by consistent, respectable principles”. Sadly, this word describes best almost all the politicians in a lot of countries around the globe, so why not bring it back to our vocabulary? At least, it sounds funny, even if its meaning it’s not such a pleasant one.

4

Eventide

This is another word that most people could really use now days. It signifies “the end of the day, just as evening approaches”. This wonderful little word was first used before 12th century and it’s synonym to dusk, crepuscule or even twilight, just that it sounds a bit more fancy and interesting in my opinion. I would love to see people using it more often, since it has such a pretty ring to it.

5

Jargogle

This is such a funny-sounding word! It is actually a verb and it means “to confuse, to jumble”. Apparently, even John Locke used this interesting word in a 1692 publication, writing “I fear, that the jumbling of those good and plausible Words in your Head..might a little jargogle your Thoughts…” It can easily be used nowadays too! Just imagine saying to someone: “Please stop, you’re jargogling me!”

6

Deliciate

This is definitely one of the words I would use every single day! It’s a verb that means “to take one’s pleasure, enjoy oneself, revel, luxuriate”. It actually has a wonderful meaning and there aren’t enough words to describe the pleasure of enjoying yourself, no matter what you are doing, whether you are going dancing all night long or you’re eating a delicious cupcake after dinner.

7

Kench

This amazing little word that sadly is considered to be obsolete now days is actually a verb that means “to laugh loudly”. I believe that this Middle English word describes best those times when you burst into laughter without having any apparent reason. I’m sure you’ve all been in this situation before, so why not bring it back to your vocabulary?

There are a lot of wonderful words that I think should be brought back to our vocabulary, because you could easily incorporate them in your everyday conversations. Do you know any other forgotten words that should be revived? Please tell us about them in the comments section!

Sources:
lifehack.org
matadornetwork.com

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I love this, it's so whimsical and I would totally use these words

@Jade Rhianna Hitchen, it doesn't say delicate, it says deliciate. I made the same mistake as well!

#3 FABULOUS WORD! ... I shall definitely be using it in the comment sections on YouTube!

Umm... Delicate means fragile...

Kench Kench Kench I like it rolls off the tongue nicely

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