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A Glossary of Archaic Words and Phrases
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  • Abridgment: miniature
  • Absurd: stupid, unpolished
  • Abuse: cheat, deceive
  • Aculeate: stinging
  • Adamant: loadstone
  • Adust: scorched
  • Advoutress: adulteress
  • Affect: like, desire
  • Antic: clown
  • Appose: question
  • Arietation: battering-ram
  • Audit: revenue
  • Avoidance: secret outlet
  • Battle: battalion
  • Bestow: settle in life
  • Blanch: flatter, evade
  • Brave: boastful
  • Bravery: boast, ostentation
  • Broke: deal in brokerage
  • Broken: shine by comparison
  • Broken music: part music
  • Cabinet: secret
  • Calendar: weather forecast
  • Card: chart, map
  • Care not to: are reckless
  • Cast: plan
  • Cat: cate, cake
  • Charge and adventure: cost and risk
  • Check with: interfere
  • Chop: bandy words
  • Civil: peaceful
  • Close: secret, secretive
  • Collect: infer
  • Compound: compromise
  • Consent: agreement
  • Curious: elaborate
  • Custom: import duties
  • Deceive: rob
  • Derive: divert
  • Difficileness: moroseness
  • Discover: reveal
  • Donative: money gift
  • Doubt: fear
  • Equipollent: equally powerful
  • Espial: spy
  • Estate: state
  • Facility: of easy persuasion
  • Fair: rather
  • Fame: rumor
  • Favor: feature
  • Flashy: insipid
  • Foot-pace: lobby
  • Foreseen: guarded against
  • Froward: stubborn
  • Futile: babbling
  • Globe: complete body
  • Glorious: showy, boastful
  • Humorous: capricious
  • Hundred poll: hundredth head
  • Impertinent: irrelevant
  • Implicit: entangled
  • In a mean: in moderation
  • In smother: suppressed
  • Indifferent: impartial
  • Intend: attend to
  • Knap:knoll
  • Leese: lose
  • Let: hinder
  • Loose: shot
  • Lot: spell
  • Lurch: intercept
  • Make: profit, get
  • Manage: train
  • Mate: conquer
  • Material: business-like
  • Mere-stone: boundary stone
  • Muniting: fortifying
  • Nerve: sinew
  • Obnoxious: subservient, liable
  • Oes: round spangles
  • Pair: impair
  • Pardon: allowance
  • Passable: mediocre
  • Pine-apple-tree: pine
  • Plantation: colony
  • Platform: plan
  • Plausible: praiseworthy
  • Point device: excessively precise
  • Politic: politician
  • Poll: extort
  • Poser: examiner
  • Practice: plotting
  • Preoccupate: anticipate
  • Prest: prepared
  • Prick: plant
  • Proper: personal
  • Prospective: stereoscope
  • Proyne: prune
  • Purprise: enclosure
  • Push: pimple
  • Quarrel: pretext
  • Quech: flinch
  • Reason: principle
  • Recamera: retiring-room
  • Return: reaction
  • Return: wing running back
  • Rise: dignity
  • Round: straight
  • Save: account for
  • Scantling: measure
  • Seel: blind
  • Shrewd: mischievous
  • Sort: associate
  • Spial: spy
  • Staddle: sapling
  • Steal: do secretly
  • Stirp: family
  • Stond: stop, stand
  • Stoved: hot-housed
  • Style: title
  • Success: outcome
  • Sumptuary law: law against extravagance
  • Superior globe: the heavens
  • Temper: proportion
  • Tendering: nursing
  • Tract: line, trait
  • Travel: travail, labor
  • Treaties: treatises
  • Trench to: touch
  • Trivial: common
  • Turquet: Turkish dwarf
  • Under foot: below value
  • Unready: untrained
  • Usury: interest
  • Value: certify
  • Virtuous: able
  • Votary: vowed
  • Wanton: spoiled
  • Wood: maze
  • Work: manage, utilize