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11 Words That Are Disappearing From The English Language This Year

This is your LAST CHANCE to use these words if you still want them. All the British newspapers have articles today about a study by Collins Dictionary that has determined which words are obsolete enough to be scrapped. Please try to use one of these words in a sentence today so that we can save them.

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  • 1. Aerodrome

    Aerodrome

    A landing area, esp for private aircraft, that is usually smaller than an airport.

  • 2. Alienism

    Alienism

    The study and treatment of mental illness.

  • 3. Charabanc

    Charabanc

    A motor coach, esp. one used for sightseeing tours.

  • 4. Cyclogiro

    Cyclogiro

    An aircraft lifted and propelled by pivoted blades rotating parallel to roughly horizontal transverse axes.

  • 5. Drysalter

    Drysalter

    A dealer in certain chemical products, such as dyestuffs and gums, and in dried, tinned, or salted foods and edible oils.

  • 6. Fun Fur

    Fun Fur

    An inexpensive fur garment made from a common, easily obtainable source, such as rabbit, often dyed various colours, worn as an alternative to more expensive furs, such as mink.

  • 7. Stauroscope

    Stauroscope

    An optical instrument for studying the crystal structure of minerals under polarized light.

  • 8. Succedaneum

    Succedaneum

    Something that is used as a substitute, esp. any medical drug or agent that may be taken or prescribed in place of another.

  • 9. Supererogate

    Supererogate

    To do or perform more than is required.

  • 10. Wittol

    Wittol

    A man who tolerates his wife's unfaithfulness.

  • 11. Woolfell

    Woolfell

    The skin of a sheep or similar animal with the fleece still attached.

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