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Archaic 1100 Words You Need Week 32 Day 4

Archaic 1100 Words You Need

Archaic 1100 Words You Need Week 32 Day 4 with authentic materials and examples, synonyms, antonyms, illustrated flashcards and text-to-speech for GRE, TOEFL & IELTS

/ɑːˈkeɪ.ɪk/ (adj)

too old and belonging to ancient past, obsolete, outmoded, ancient, dated, outdated, out-of-date, antiquated, old-fashioned, prehistoric, passé

What Are Archaic Words?
Did you know that ”selfie” didn’t become a word until the year 2013? ”Hashtag” became a word in 2009, and ”photobomb” became a word in 2012. Just as there are constantly new words being introduced to the English language, there are also words that were once popular and are now rarely or never used. These are known as archaic words. The word ”archaic” comes from a Greek word meaning ancient or beginning.

Who Used Archaic Words?
The English language is always evolving and changing, so if you were to read something that has many archaic words, it might feel like you’re reading a different language. It’s important to keep in mind that many people that used archaic words in their work were living in a different time period. Therefore, it was much easier for the reader or audience to understand than it is for you. Take William Shakespeare, for example. He lived right after the Middle Ages ended, which went from about the year 500 to around the year 1500. Since Shakespeare wrote about 100 years after the Middle Ages, he still incorporated a lot of terms from that period in his work.

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Antonym: modern

Noun: archaism

Adverb: archaically


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