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27 Words That Used To Mean Something Totally Different

This will only appeal to pedants. And when I say pedants, I mean people who are well educated and knowledgable, of course.

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1. Angel

Current meaning: A benevolent spirit that acts on behalf of a higher being.
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Current meaning: A benevolent spirit that acts on behalf of a higher being.

2. Artificial

Current meaning: Contrived or false.
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Current meaning: Contrived or false.

3. Awful

Current meaning: Very unpleasant.
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Current meaning: Very unpleasant.

4. Brave

Current meaning: Courageous.
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Current meaning: Courageous.

5. Bully

Current meaning: Someone who mocks or harms those who are weaker.
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Current meaning: Someone who mocks or harms those who are weaker.

6. Doom

Current meaning: Fated death or destruction.
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Current meaning: Fated death or destruction.

7. Egregious

Current meaning: Outstandingly bad.
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Current meaning: Outstandingly bad.

8. Evil

Current meaning: Malevolent and immoral.
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Current meaning: Malevolent and immoral.

9. Facetious

Current meaning: Flippant.
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Current meaning: Flippant.

10. Garble

Current meaning: Distort upon reproduction.
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Current meaning: Distort upon reproduction.

11. Guy

Current meaning: A normal man.
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Current meaning: A normal man.

12. Hilarity

Current meaning: Extreme amusement.
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Current meaning: Extreme amusement.

13. Last

Current meaning: Final. Coming after all others.
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Current meaning: Final. Coming after all others.

14. Manufacture

Current meaning: To produce on a large scale using machinery.
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Current meaning: To produce on a large scale using machinery.

15. Nervous

Current meaning: Anxious and easy to alarm.
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Current meaning: Anxious and easy to alarm.

16. Nice

Current meaning: Pleasant and agreeable.
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Current meaning: Pleasant and agreeable.

17. Nuisance

Current meaning: A minor inconvenience.
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Current meaning: A minor inconvenience.

18. Passenger

Current meaning: A traveler on a vehicle who is not the driver or crew.
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Current meaning: A traveler on a vehicle who is not the driver or crew.

19. Pedant

Current meaning: Someone who is overly concerned with details.
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Current meaning: Someone who is overly concerned with details.

20. Pretty

Current meaning: Unthreatening and attractive.
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Current meaning: Unthreatening and attractive.

21. Protest

Current meaning: A statement of disapproval.
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Current meaning: A statement of disapproval.

22. Radical

Current meaning: A thorough change to the nature of something.
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Current meaning: A thorough change to the nature of something.

23. Sad

Current meaning: Subdued or sorrowful.
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Current meaning: Subdued or sorrowful.

24. Sophisticated

Current meaning: Highly developed or complex.
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Current meaning: Highly developed or complex.

25. Stupid

Current meaning: Lacking intelligence.
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Current meaning: Lacking intelligence.

26. Success

Current meaning: An accomplishment.
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Current meaning: An accomplishment.

27. Villain

Current meaning: A wicked or guilty person.
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Current meaning: A wicked or guilty person.

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