English words by antiquated meaning

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

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Created May 19, 2010SourceReportNominate
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