5 Forgotten Words :: English Language

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Five Old Words

Here are some of my favourite lost and forgotten words in the English Language that i've been toying with for a while...

veteratorian (adj.) subtle My veteratorian hints to Ms. Crawford about her falling wig helped her save her face that day!

slimikin (adj.) small and slender I wonder how the fashion magazine babes manage to kill their taste buds just to avoid eating to keep to their slimikin form.

quaeritate (v.) to ask Although I didn't know Chinese, I managed to quaeritate a local for directions thanks to my signs handbook.

lubency (n.) willingness; pleasure Ben's lubency was spilling all over his face as Holly shyly requested him for a ride back home from the late night party.

pamphagous (adj.) eating or consuming everything People often mistake an obese person for being a pamphagous eater when he's simply just suffering a serious hormonal imbalance.

Cheers! :)

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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines

These words are absolutely strange to me! Being a second-language user of English, I'll try to use these in my oral discourse/communications and see what happens.


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cloudy_cool 5 years ago from London, UK Author

That would be fun Lita! Please come back and share your experience and stop by for some more forgotten words :)


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Scarface1300 5 years ago

5 little words.

What a fantastic little HUB.........


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JSParker 5 years ago from Detroit, Michigan

What a fun little read. I've never heard of any of them. I like the photo, too. This hub reminds me of the old Reader's Digest mini-articles.


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cloudy_cool 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks for stopping by Scarface1300 :)

JSParker, Dont you just love the Reader's Digest? I never lose a chance to buy a copy whenever I'm travelling...and they also remind me of my father who had an amazing collection of these books plus occasional publications of short stories etc. that I greatly admired. :)


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Barbsbitsnpieces 5 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

@cloudy_cool...Definitely a fun read! Too many people put a limit on their vocabulary. It's fun to explore words!


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cloudy_cool 5 years ago from London, UK Author

@Barbsbitsnpieces...very true! We're often in a hurry to finish off and hence the modern spoken language is all about quick convenience and 'ease'...and so its quite rare to someone fiddle with 'heavy' words such as these...

Thank you so much for stopping by...:)


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Marpi 4 years ago

Really interesting hub. I never heard of these words. It's really nice to add a few words in your vocabulary every once in a while...


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epigramman 4 years ago

oh I so do love your wit, your charm and your sweet uncanny ability to make us learn and laugh at the same time - you are a true hubgem - lake erie time ontario canada 4:49pm and sending you warm wishes and good energy


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cloudy_cool 4 years ago from London, UK Author

Thank you so much for visiting epigramman! Its been a long time since I floated around HubPages...

liked your previous profile pic better, with the white cat :) Please do write about that cat some day :)

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