Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

Friday words: Top 10 obsolete words we should bring back

My personal favorites from this list are satisdiction (definitely from Latin satis=enough and dicere=speak) and aeolist (Greek Aeolus, god of the wind)

Satisdiction: to say all that is required. There are only a few recorded references to this word.

Aeolist: a pompous person who pretends to have inspiration.

...Although I do rather like "potvaliant" too--"to become brave only as a result of being drunk".

I believe prettygoodword had posted "spanghew" before :)
Tags: a, greek, latin, noun, obsolete, s, verb, wordsmith: med_cat

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