I’m going to start looking out for these words in modern English because I like some of them, especially “ruth” and “riven.” I think these would be good poetry words. I also like the word “lineament” but I don’t know if I could ever use it with confidence. Charlotte Brontë must have liked that word too because it appears thirteen times in Jane Eyre!
ruth: n. a feeling of pity, distress, or grief
deglutition: n. the action or process of swallowing
cynosure: n. a person or thing that is the center of attention or admiration
lineament: n. a distinctive feature or characteristic, esp. of the face
riven: v. split or tear apart violently
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