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Old Word Friday: Resarciate

Hello World Out There World!

This week on OWF I bring you resarciate. This word was created around the 1656 and reached pique popularity one year later in 1657. I’m sure this word is used today, not saying that any of the words I have posted thus far aren’t in use, but it isn’t commonly used or used in popularity. Hence it being on the OWF posts.

Now, that that is out of my system let’s learn a little more about the word resarciate. The word is a verb (action, state, or occurrence) and means ‘to mend or to make amends’.

How do you pronounce resarciate?

RE-SAR-SEE-ATE

Examples of this word in a sentence:

I want to resarciate my problems before they get too far out of hand.

Or…

My sister wants to resarciate her relationship before it’s too late.

Or…

My mother told me it was better to resarciate then let things fester.

Should this word make a come back?

When it comes to the word resarciate I could see it being used in a more educational setting, like in schools – specifically a private school setting. I could also see this word being popular in more European countries but not in North America. The word sounds like something those in a higher institution would be using to discuss politics. I do like the word and will likely use it in my future books but in everyday conversation with a stranger on the street I’ll continue to use the words that make up its definition.

Old Word Friday: Elflock

 

This word is a magical sounding word for something as simple as tangled hair. That is literally what an elflock is… it is a description word for tangled hair. Imagine little elves tangling your hair when you sleep… hence the origin of the word.

Sentences using elflock:

The wind wrapped elflocks blew across her face.

Or…

I woke up this morning with so many elflocks I broke my comb.

 

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: Bedward

 

That’s right, there is a word called bedward. Like edward + B.

Basically, bedward means to head to bed.

How to use bedward in a sentence:

After a long day at work I’m bedward.

Or…

When the children were done brushing their teeth they were ushered bedward.

Old Word Friday: Gallimaufry

 

This is a fun word to say – gallimaufry, which means a jumbled medley (can also refer to an edible dish). Why you need such a long word for that, I do not know…

But here are some sentences showing how you can use it:

Tina made her famous bean gallimaufry with chickpeas, kidney beans, and black beans.

Or…

The students had to made a gallimaufry of pictures from their field trip for their final project.

Old Word Friday: Swullocking

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Depending on where you are in the world swullocking can be annoying. Swullocking can make your hair frizzy, make you feel like you’re sweating when you aren’t, and making everything around you feel sticky. Can you guess what swullocking is from that? If so, awesome job people – you get a fictional gold star! If you didn’t get it, don’t worry I’ll tell you.

Swullocking is another word for humid weather. That warm, wet, sticky weather that everyone hates but happens to be the most common weather during the summer months… in Canada at least. XD

So here are some examples of using swullocking in a sentence:

It is swullocking outside and I hate it.

Or…

The weather man said to expect swullocking today.

 

Old Word Friday: Scurryfunge

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Have you ever scurried around to tidy/ clean your house before guests arrive? I know I have. Such an act can be explained by using the word scurryfunge, since that is exactly what it means.

Examples of scurryfunge in a sentence:

I scurryfunge whenever I am about to have friends over.

Or…

My sister scurryfunges every year before our family comes over for the holidays.

Or… this one pertaining to my life right now.

I have to scurryfunge before my landlady comes over to check the apartment. XD

Enjoy!

Old Word Friday: Throttlebottom

 

Firstly, no, I did not make that word up.

Secondly, yes, it is actually a real word that has a real meaning.

Throttlebottom is a name given to a dishonest public official.

The word became popular around the 1930s after a character (Adam Throttlebottom) from the play Of Thee I Sing.

Examples:

People say that Mayor Quimby of Springfield is a real throttlebottom.

Or…

His actions regarding the murder showed use he was a throttlebottom.

Old Word Friday: Guttle

 

This weeks old or forgotten word is Guttle.

Guttle is best describe as gobble greedily or to stuff one’s gut with food.

For example:

Greta guttled down the cake before her.

Or…

There was so much food on the table Thomas couldn’t help but guttle it down.

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