500 Old-fashioned words and their meanings | Old-fashioned Words: Words that were common in the past but are passing out of ordinary use. | Examples: dandified [adjective] (of a man) too careful about his look or clothes | vamoose [verb] to leave fast | Besides Old-fashioned words, there are some Idioms and Phrasal Verbs which are considered Old-fashioned now. | Example- (idiom): blot your copybook - to do something bad to spoil your good reputation among people; Example- (phrasal verb): buck up! - used to tell somebody to make haste | Sample This: Old-fashioned Words -- A- accidence [noun] the part of grammar that deals with the change in the form of a word | accursed [adjective] having a bad magic spell on something | addled [adjective] confused / (of an egg) not fresh | without further/more ado [idiom] at once; immediately | adventurer / adventuress [noun] a person who is very fond of going to unusual places or gaining other new experiences | aerodrome (air drome) [noun] a small airport | affair [noun] an strange or inexplicable thing | ague [noun] a disease such as dengue that causes fever and shivering | air hostess [noun] a female flight attendant | be all up (with somebody) [idiom] to be the end for somebody | alms [noun] money, clothes, food etc. given to beggars or poor people | in the altogether [idiom] without any clothes on | ammo [noun] ammunition | amour [noun] a secret love affair | anon [adverb] soon; early; in a moment | apoplexy [noun] the sudden and complete loss of the ability to sense or move | apparel [noun] formal clothes | apprehend [verb] to understand, realize or be aware of something | aright [adverb] correctly or properly | arrant [adjective] | used to emphasize how unpleasant somebody/something is | asunder [adverb] into pieces; away from each other; not together | at-home [noun] a party in somebody's home | authoress [noun] a woman author | aviator [noun] a pilot
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