Two words which have fallen out of use, according to Radio 4.

How about reviving them?  Today.  See if you can slip them into conversation.  Somehow.

9. Snollygoster

A 19th century American term for an unprincipled, dishonest person, especially a politician.

10. Mumpsimus

An obstinate person who holds on rigidly to a certain set of beliefs even though they are wrong or disproved. The term may have been coined by Erasmus.



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