Dictionary of Old-Fashioned Words

Dictionary of Old-Fashioned Words : Vocabulary Building

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What are "Old-fashioned Words"? -- Definition of 'Old-fashioned words': - "Words and expressions that were common in the past but are passing out of ordinary use." 'Old-fashioned words' are also known as 'archaic words'. Many people use the term 'old use' for the words and expressions that were common in the past but have passed out of ordinary use. These words are mainly used in historical novels. They are also used to amuse people. Examples: Old-fashioned word: dandified [adjective] -- (of a man) too careful about his look or clothes Old-fashioned word: vamoose [verb] -- to leave fast Old-fashioned idiom -- blot your copybook -- to do something bad to spoil your good reputation among people Old-fashioned phrasal verb -- buck up! -- used to tell somebody to make haste Detailed list of "old-fashioned words," parts of speech they belong to, and their meanings are as follows: Old-fashioned Words - A -- abed [adverb]- in bed abide [verb]- to stay or live in a place; Use in a sentence: Everybody must abide by the law. abroad [adverb]- outside; outdoors accidence [noun]- the part of grammar that deals with the change in the form of a word accursed [adjective]- having a bad magic spell on something; Use in a sentence: They lived in the forest as if accursed. There is no escaping the sense of anxiety that we humans are accursed with. adieu [exclamation]- goodbye; Use in a sentence: They bid adieu to him with mixed emotions. addled [adjective]- confused / (of an egg) not fresh; Use in a sentence: He is not a silly and addled dude. without further/more ado [idiom]- at once; immediately; Use in a sentence: Once it was sure that the area had been secured, the children were without more ado accompanied to the assembly hall. adventurer / adventuress [noun]- a person who is very fond of going to unusual places or gaining new experiences; Use in a sentence: She is a hard-core adventuress, a travel journalist, who has traveled around the world. aerodrome (airdrome) [noun]- a small airport; Use in a sentence: The extension of the runway was aimed at better services for private operators at the aerodrome. affair [noun]- an strange or inexplicable thing affright [verb]- to scare; to frighten; Use in a sentence: Let nothing affright you. ague [noun]- malaria, dengue or other disease that causes fever and shivering ail [verb]- to make somebody ill/sick air hostess [noun]- a female flight attendant alack [exclamation]- a word that is used to show you are sad or sorry; Use in a sentence: Alas and alack, only a few of those stories are all that funny. alas [exclamation]- a word that is used to show you are sad or sorry; Use in a sentence: His experiments, alas, were flawed and had been mythologized. be all up (with somebody) [idiom]- to be the end for somebody almoner [noun]- a person employed by a hospital to handle financial and social problems of patients; Use in a sentence: They wanted a more active almoner, who could find innovative ways to help the poor. alms [noun]- money, clothes, food, etc. given to beggars or poor people; Use in a sentence: They were injured in a stampede to receive alms being distributed by a charity. in the altogether [idiom]- without wearing any clothes Amerindian [noun]- Native American; Use in a sentence: The word 'guava' originates from the language of the Arawaks, an Amerindian people from the Caribbean. ammo [noun]- ammunition; Use in a sentence: They have tested and run a lot of ammo through their rifles. amour [noun]- a secret love affair anon [adverb]- soon; early, immediately; in a moment apoplexy [noun]- the sudden and complete loss of the ability to sense or move apoplectic [adjective]- related to apoplexy apparel [noun]-formal clothes; Use in a sentence: The US apparel industry is highly fragmented with many players. applesauce [noun]- nonsense; Use in a sentence: All politics is applesauce!
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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 145g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1500500569
  • 9781500500566
  • 2,681,441

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Manik Joshi was born on Jan 26, 1979 at Ranikhet and is permanent resident of Haldwani, Kumaon zone of India. He is an Internet Marketer by profession. He is interested in domaining (business of buying and selling domain names), web designing (creating websites), and various online jobs (including 'self book publishing'). He is science graduate with ZBC (zoology, botany, and chemistry) subjects. He is also an MBA (with specialization in marketing). He has done three diploma courses in computer too. ManikJoshi.com is the personal website of the author.
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