What Do These Rare Words Mean?

 Prepare to be tested on your English because these words we're about to show you are hardly in use anymore in daily conversations, so this may be a challenge to define them! How good is your lexicon?
 
 
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A lofty, pompous speech
A gift with words
An old name for poetry
A decree of nobility
 
 
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A person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation
A robber who breaks into homes while people are inside
A person who kidnaps people and takes them across the border
A locksmith
 
 
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Excessively or ingratiatingly flattering
Rude and unmannered
Shallow
The air standing still, no wind
 
 
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Give an empty, long talk
Bloat with body water
A naval maneuver to surround the enemy
A biological process only whales do
 
 
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A highly unpleasant or unhealthy smell or vapor
An old term for vertigo
When heat makes the air 'shimmer'
A type of Dementia
 
 
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A newly coined word or phrase
The philosophy of 'New Logic'
The invention of a new philosophy
The discovery of a new species
 
 
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Solipsism being the philosophical idea that only one's mind is sure to exist.
Pertaining to solipsism as a philosophy
An idea that repeat itself
Sun worship
Pertaining to astrology
 
 
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A condition that causes hair loss
An animal related to Llamas
A type of yellow grass
A plant disease
 
 
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Affected by nausea or vomiting
Fabric moving in air, like a cape or a flag
Rising smoke forming clouds
A type of rain clouds
 
 
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Surprised and confused, not sure how to react
Alert, ready for anything
A soldier who volunteered for duty
Being put on a waiting list
 
 
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Translucently clear
The pelican family
A type of squid that lives only in temperate zones
Old meat that has gone bad
 
 
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That part of a stair case between floors when you need to turn and take more stairs
Walking slowly to walk next to children and sick people
A common military walking speed
A disabled person with one or no legs
 
Try Again...
You know some of these words, but you don't know a lot of old English words or words we hardly use any more. That's fine, we don't really need them anymore, but I bet you'd like to know more English words and expand the old vocabulary. To do so, have a look at the correct answers and add some new words to your lexicon.
 
Good Job!
You got more than half of the answers right and maybe a bit more. Your vocabulary is impressive! Many of these words are lost to the world now, and more's the shame, since they are fantastic words well worth having in your lexicon.
 
Your Vocabulary is Extraordinary!
Wow, where did you get that fabulous vocabulary of yours? We're viridescent with envy! You know a lot of words that no one bothers to use anymore, and very few recall what they mean. We need more people with a big lexicon like yours, so English can once again become the sophisticated and gorgeous language it always was.
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