Buzz·Posted on 25 Mar 201327 Delightful Obsolete Words It's High Time We RevivedQuit groaking me, you slubberdegullion.by Luke LewisBuzzFeed Executive Editor, UK FacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Flickr: pe_ha45 / Via obsoleteword.blogspot.co.uk Meaning: To silently watch someone while they are eating, hoping to be invited to join them.Origin: UnknownAs in: It’s hard to enjoy your meal when the guy opposite is groaking you the whole time. 2. forums.anandtech.com / Via butifandthat.com Meaning: To act in a secretive manner.Origin: 1530sAs in: I’m sick of all these sneaky types, creeping around and hugger-muggering the whole time. 3. Image via Shutterstock / Via unusedwords.com Meaning: To feel ill because of excessive eating/drinking.Origin: 1530sAs in: Blerg. The morning after St. Patrick’s Day. I feel crapulous. 4. Image by Carrie Antlfinger / AP / Via unusedwords.com Meaning: Sullen. An alternative to grumpy.Origin: 1720sAs in: I’m hungover, and I’ve got a ton of work to do. Think I’m allowed to be grumpish. 5. Image via Shutterstock / Via Twitter: @qikipedia Meaning: Freshly melted snow.Origin: 1590sAs in: Yesterday we woke up to a perfect carpet of white, but now it’s just snowbroth. :-( 6. Image by Oli Scarff / Getty Images / Via matadornetwork.com Meaning: To confuse, bamboozle.Origin: 1690sAs in: I don’t get string theory. It utterly jargogles my brain. 7. Image via Shutterstock / Via unusedwords.com Meaning: The sun’s warmth on a cold winter’s day.Origin: 1620sAs in: Even in darkest December you sometimes get a moment of beautiful apricity. 8. Image via Shutterstock / Via onfictionwriting.com Meaning: To gossip, or talk idly.Origin: 1600sAs in: I wish you’d quit twattling and get on with your work. 9. Flickr: dogeed / Via qi.com Meaning: Tangled hair, as if matted by elves.Origin: 1590sAs in: Jeez, dude, look at the state of those elflocks — have you not heard of a comb? 10. Flickr: jingleslenobel / Via epeolotry.tumblr.com Meaning: To have a paralyzing or mesmerizing effect on someone.Origin: Early 17th centuryAs in: Don’t look into his eyes. He’s so charismatic, you’ll be gorgonized. 11. epeolotry.tumblr.com / Via Flickr: jasonidzerda Meaning: A little man with a high opinion of himself.Origin: 1710sAs in: He’s a boastful shortarse. Total cockalorum. 12. Image by Handout / Reuters / Via deathandtaxesmag.com Meaning: A good-looking person.Origin: 1500sAs in: Alison Brie? Total snoutfair. 13. Facebook: donatella.venturelli.1 / Via matadornetwork.com Meaning: Slang term for a fat person.Origin: 1780sAs in: Time to go on a diet, I’m getting to be a right jollux. 14. thatcutesite.com / Via obsoleteword.blogspot.co.uk Meaning: The shock one feels upon first plunging into cold water.Origin: Scots, 1800sAs in: Those outdoor swimmers must have balls of steel to cope with that kind of curglaff. 15. Flickr: mrclean / Via matadornetwork.com Meaning: To argue loudly about something inconsequential.Origin: 1530sAs in: I can’t stand Question Time, it always descends into brabbling. 16. Image by Shutterstock / Via matadornetwork.com Meaning: An alternative to twilight.Origin: Early 1600sAs in: London is at its most beautiful by twitter-light. 17. Photo by Totororo-roro Flickr: totororo-roro / Via deathandtaxesmag.com Meaning: Walking while smoking a pipe. Origin: 1820sAs in: I’m off for a post-lunch lunt, anyone care to join me? 18. Flickr: 15531225@N03 / Via deathandtaxesmag.com Meaning: Stupid, imbecilic.Origin: 1590sAs in: The Only Way Is Essex is a TV show for the terminally beef-witted. 19. Flickr: martinteschner / Via skylarkade.wordpress.com Meaning: Wonderful and extraordinary.Origin: 1810sAs in: The Breaking Bad finale was every bit as monsterful as I’d hoped. 20. Flickr: urban_jungle / Via mentalfloss.com Meaning: Having beautifully shaped buttocks.Origin: 1640sAs in: I admire Beyoncé for her musical talent. The fact she is highly callipygian is neither here nor there. 21. Image via Shutterstock / Via skylarkade.wordpress.com Meaning: To make drunk, intoxicate.Origin: 1910sAs in: It’s never a good idea to operate heavy machinery while fuzzled. 22. Image via Shutterstock / Via epeolotry.tumblr.com Meaning: A wooden puppet, controlled by strings. Origin: 1850sAs in: The president has no real power, he is a mere quockerwodger. 23. Image via Shutterstock / Via obsoleteword.blogspot.co.uk Meaning: The seemingly malevolent behaviour displayed by inanimate objects.Origin: 1940sAs in: That water bottle looks like it wants to kill me. It exhibits resistentialism. 24. Image via Shutterstock / Via epeolotry.tumblr.com Meaning: The fear of oblivion.Origin: 1700sAs in: I'm terrified the world is about to end. I am lethophobic. 25. Image via Shutterstock / Via obsoleteword.blogspot.co.uk Meaning: A slovenly, slobbering person.Origin: 1650sAs in: Look at that sluberdegullion, sprawled on the sofa with his tongue lolling out. 26. Image via Shutterstock / Via obsoleteword.blogspot.co.uk Meaning: A low rumbling sound produced by the bowels.Origin: 1880sAs in: Nothing worse than audibly curmuring during a job interview. 27. freehqimage.com / Via obsoleteword.blogspot.co.uk Meaning: Heavy rain.Origin: Early 1900sAs in: Christ, it’s absolutely lumming down.