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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15 years ago

Surely Floccinaucinihilipilification (the act of estimating as worthless) should be in the list, as you guys so often do “The Emperor Has No Clothes” things and this fits in with many others!

Kevin Rennie
15 years ago

I vaticinate that many of these words are compossible. This is fatidical