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Old Word Friday: Acrasial

 

That’s right!

After a long break OWF (Old Word Friday) has returned. I needed to build back up my old work list and do some research so I could share them with the world. I’m so happy to be getting back to the roots of this blog since OWF is one of the original posts I did on a weekly bases since this place started.

So, without further ado I give you this week’s old word: ACRASIAL

Acrasial is an adjective believed to have been created in 1851. It was believed to be first used by the American novelist Sylvester Judd who lived from 1813-1853 in Westhampton, Massachusetts.

The word means ill-regulated or ill-tempered.

For example:

Robert Baratheon was an acrasial king.

Or…

The acrasial teacher was known to throw desks at his students.

The use of acrasial can be found in a lot of older books but is a term rarely used in modern works. I love this word because I love interesting adjectives that are forgotten by time.

Question of the day:

Have you heard or read the word acrasial before? If so where?

 

Old Word Friday: Fudgel

 

Fudgel is the act of appearing to do work when really you aren’t doing anything at all. I think many of us can agree… this is the perfect word for a Friday since no one really wants to do anything before the weekend.

Ways to uses fudgel in a sentence:

All I did was fudgel all day long.

Or…

The boss noticed his new employee fudgeling at his desk.

 

Fudgel         Fudgeling       Fudgeler

Old Word Friday: Blithering

The word blithering sounds so great. It makes you tongue tied and if you say it enough times in a row you will be blithering.

Blithering is when you utter complete nonsense or foolish things, or is another way to describe a person who is a fool or moron.

Examples:

“That man over there is a blithering idiot.” She said.

“Stop blithering!” My gran ordered.

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