English words by antiquated meaning

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Modern meaningWordOld meaning
Very oldA flag, an ensign
Rapidity of movementProsperity, success
Antlered ruminant mammal whose female is a doeAny wild animal
Small segment of video footageTo hug, to embrace
Fast, swiftPregnant
Fibrous material extracted from treesCrazy, insane
Curved like a sphere or circleTo whisper, to talk privately
To castrate or neuter (an animal)Tax paid to the crown in mediaeval England
Sudden and strong blast of windFlavour, taste
Female childA child of either sex
Shrub growing close to the groundTavern or vintner's shop
Something that is trueA crime or other evil deed
To show conclusively and definitivelyTo experience, to suffer
An identifying trademark, a 'make'A sword
Modern meaningWordOld meaning
Lavatory17th century velvet mask worn by women
An argument against, a drawbackTo study, to memorize
Someone between the ages of 13 and 19 inclusiveAffliction, grief
Easy, uncomplicatedTo gather medicinal herbs
(abbreviation) Pen-name used by authors who wish to remain namelessAt once, immediately
Short piece of writing on a particular subjectAn attempt
Leather strap fastened to a bridle for controlling horses, etc.The kidneys
To prod or jabA bag
A head of cornTo plough
Implement used for skinning potatoes, etc.(British) A police officer
Unwanted pest plantClothing, apparel
Full-bosomedObedient, pliant
Having little weightUnchaste, wanton
Front of a shipValiant, brave

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Created May 19, 2010SourceReportNominate
Tags:English, modern, old