I could waste a lot of time on the website It’s a nifty page, dedicated to saving English’s disappearing terms such as:

  • jecorary–related to the liver
  • lambition–the act of licking
  • pessundate–to cast down
  • agonyclite–a member of a heretical sect that stood rather than kneeled

The truly dedicated can adopt a word, sign up for a new word a day, and even buy a tshirt with their favorite word emblazoned on it for all to see. Even a quick browser will learn a lot in just a few minutes.

Thanks to the Utne Reader‘s “Great Writing” blog for the tip.–David E