Languages evolve, and English is no exception. Words come and go over time, and many eventually fall into obscurity. Sometimes, this sad fate befalls even perfectly good words…words that deserve another chance at life. Enrich your vocabulary with these 14 obsolete English words that deserve another chance. Let’s bring them back!
Adjective. Slow-witted; stupid. According to the United Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary, “beef-witted”
implies “a heavy, ox-like intellect.” Other sources say it’s because back in the day, people believed that eating too much beef would make you dumb. Either way, it’s an excellent insult.
He’s so beef-witted, he asked for a price check at the dollar store!
Noun. The act or condition of being a bore.
I had to skip history class today – the professor has a serious case of boreism.
Verb. To bicker loudly about nothing.
I wish those two would stop brabbling and just break up already.
Noun: A braggart, a person with an overly high opinion of himself.
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