Words from 1901

A new series of posts celebrating words in the English Language.  Aided by the dictionary above which was published in 1901!   Some will be words we don’t use in everyday conversation or print being from a different era

Todays words

Abase: To bring low, as to the ground, to cast down, degrade.

Abattis, Abatis: A row of sharpened branches of trees sharpened turned outward as a form of defence.

Abitory: A place for secreting, or storing goods.

Abduce: To take away by stealth or unlawful force. (abduction comes from this word!)

Abed: In bed, on the bed.

Ablepsy:: Want of sight, blindness.

Abnegate: To deny and reject.

Acaleph: A radiate marine animal, a sea nettle, noun – jelly fish

Acatalectic: Incapable of being comprehended

Acouple: To join together, to couple

Some useful short words to use in Scrabble from another book -Chamers Official Scrabble Words Book!

AA, AAS, ABA, ABB, BA, BAA, BABU, AR, ARS, AYE, AUK, AVES

 

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