June 30, 2007

Vernacularisms 1

As I explained in this post, I compiled a gigantic list of wonderful but obscure words in high school. Here are a few:

Succedaneum- n. A substitute, resorted to when the real thing is not available
Pigsney- n. (A.S.) A term of endearment used when addressing a girl
Varlet- n. A low, menial scundrel
Zori- n.pl. Flip-flops
Ephetic- a. Habitually suspending judgement, or given to skepticism (n. Ephecticism)