NigelCropper
Retired teacher of English
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    • NigelCropper

      More than half of these are perfectly good current (British) English words to be found in Chambers dictionary. Several of those which are not seem etymologically improbable: for instance,Iam suspicious whether resistentialism ever existed in English. Meanwhile some of my favourite obsolete words include obmutescent (= obstinately silent, refusing to talk); incondite (= crudely made); knubble (= to drum with the fists onasolid surface), prolocutor (=aspokesman promoting or in favour of something) and gowpen (= both hands cupped together asacontainer, as in2handfuls).