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    john3_10 is offline Junior Member
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    Default do you still use the following words in english?

    magophony

    eicastic

    pugnastics

    sinapistic

    mingent

    pigritude

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    Default Re: do you still use the following words in english?

    Quote Originally Posted by john3_10 View Post
    magophony

    eicastic

    pugnastics

    sinapistic

    mingent

    pigritude
    Not in general usage. They may occur within the jargon of some obscure group of people.

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    Default Re: do you still use the following words in english?

    Since none of those are English words, they aren't used.

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    Default Re: do you still use the following words in english?

    They do appear to exist, but they are very obscure and I can't say that I have ever come across any of them before.

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    Default Re: do you still use the following words in english?

    I have never personally used any of those words. If you would like to use them, feel free, but you may have to explain yourself as they are so obscure. While there is an astronomical number of words in the English language, only a small percentage are actually used. I would wager that many English-speakers, particularly Americans, are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, meaning they have a fear of long words. If you want to sound fluent, simplify. Here are some suggestions of alternate words you may want to substitute in conversation.

    magophony: massacre, maybe assassination
    eicastic: imitative
    pugnastics: boxing abilities
    sinapistic: with mustard
    mingent: urinating
    pigritude: laziness, slothfulness

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    Lightbulb Re: do you still use the following words in english?

    I have really never heard them words. My high school English teacher has never said them. Spo really I am not really that sure.

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