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27 Delightful Obsolete Words It's High Time We Revived

Quit groaking me, you slubberdegullion.

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Meaning: To silently watch someone while they are eating, hoping to be invited to join them.

Origin: Unknown

As in: It’s hard to enjoy your meal when the guy opposite is groaking you the whole time.


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Meaning: Sullen. An alternative to grumpy.

Origin: 1720s

As in: I’m hungover, and I’ve got a ton of work to do. Think I’m allowed to be grumpish.


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Meaning: The seemingly malevolent behaviour displayed by inanimate objects.

Origin: 1940s

As in: That water bottle looks like it wants to kill me. It exhibits resistentialism.

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