Troppo’s vision statement anyone

Troppo has never had a vision statement.  I loathe and abhore them.  Indeed I regard them as just so much recriment.  Which makes me suggest that we can hold a competition for a Troppo vision statement which contains a good smattering of a bunch of archaic English words that some English people are trying to bring back to life and usage.  Sounds a bit twee to me, but a some of the words have an agrestic charm whilst others are both fubsy and reborant. The prize?  Well I’ll come up with something.

The words are below the fold.


abstergent: cleansing or scouring

agrestic: rural, rustic, unpolished, uncouth

apodeictic: unquestionably true by virtue of demonstration

caducity: perishableness, senility

caliginosity: dimness, darkness

compossible: possible in coesistence with something else

embrangle: to confuse or entangle

exuviate: to shed (a skin or similar outer covering)

fatidical: prophetic

fubsy: short and stout, squat

griseous: streaked or mixed with grey, somewhat grey

malison: a curse

mansuetude: gentleness or mildness

muliebrity: the condition of being a woman

niddering: cowardly

nitid: bright, glistening

olid: foul-smelling

oppugnant: combative, antagonistic, or contrary

periapt: a charm or amulet

recrement: waste matter, refuse, dross

reborant: tending to fortify or increase strength

skirr: a whirring or grating sound, as of the wings of birds in flight

vaticinate: to foretell, prophesy

vilipend: to treat or regard with contempt

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