Words We Should Still Use

January 23, 2020


Some of my favorites from our YWYS Facebook posts:



Aeipathy: Continued passion, unyielding

In a sentence:  His aeipathy for birdwatching was his most defining trait.


Acrasial:  Ill-tempered

In a sentence:  Judge Judy is often acrasial, but rightly so. 


Welkin: The upper sky; “vault” of heaven  

In a sentence:  Frustrated by her experience with the DMV, she sighed so loudly that it was heard in the welkin.


Schismarch: Founder of a schism 

In a sentence: She fancies herself a schismarch, but she’s just playing low-level office politics.


Namelings: Those bearing the same name

In a sentence: In the 1970s, male namelings in a senior high school class were often called Bob, Jim, or Mike.  Now it’s Jacob, Joshua, or Ethan. And 17  years from now it will be Liam, Noah, or Elijah.






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