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Dictionary of Old-fashioned Words

Vocabulary Building · English Word Power

by Manik Joshi


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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 clothesOld-fashioned word:vamoose [verb]to leave fastOld-fashioned idiomblot your copybook — to do something bad to spoil your good reputation among peopleOld-fashioned phrasal verbbuck up! — used to tell somebody to make hasteDetailed list of "old-fashioned words", parts of speech they belong to, and their meanings are as follows: Old-fashioned Words — Aabed [adverb]in bedabide [verb]to stay or live in a placeUse in a sentence: Everybody must abide by the law.abroad [adverb]outside; outdoorsaccidence [noun]the part of grammar that deals with the change in the form of a wordaccursed [adjective]having a bad magic spell on somethingUse 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]goodbyeUse in a sentence: They bid adieu to him with mixed emotions.addled [adjective]confused / (of an egg) not freshUse in a sentence: He is not a silly and addled dude.without further/more ado [idiom]at once; immediatelyUse 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 experiencesUse in a sentence: She is a hard-core adventuress, a travel journalist, who has traveled around the world.aerodrome (airdrome) [noun]a small airportUse 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 thingaffright [verb]to scare; to frightenUse in a sentence: Let nothing affright you.ague [noun]malaria, dengue or other disease that causes fever and shiveringail [verb]to make somebody ill/sickair hostess [noun]a female flight attendantalack [exclamation]a word that is used to show you are sad or sorryUse 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 sorryUse in a sentence: His experiments, alas, were flawed and had been all up (with somebody) [idiom]to be the end for somebodyalmoner [noun]a person employed by a hospital to handle financial and social problems of patientsUse 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 peopleUse in a sentence: They were injured in a stampede to receive alms being distributed by a the altogether [idiom]without wearing any clothesAmerindian [noun]Native AmericanUse in a sentence: The word 'guava' originates from the language of the Arawaks, an Amerindian people from the Caribbean.ammo [noun]ammunitionUse in a sentence: They have tested and run a lot of ammo through their rifles.amour [noun]a secret love affairanon [adverb]soon; early, immediately; in a momentapoplexy [noun]the sudden and complete loss of the ability to sense or moveapoplectic [adjective]related to apoplexyapparel [noun]formal clothesUse in a sentence: The US apparel industry is highly fragmented with many players.applesauce [noun]nonsenseUse in a sentence: All politics is applesauce!

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Manik Joshi
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Manik Joshi (Author)

Manik Joshi was born on Jan 26, 1979 at Ranikhet and is permanent resident of Haldwani, Kumaon zone of India. He is an internet marketer by profession. He is interested in domaining (business of buying and selling domain names), web designing (cre...

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