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Archaic Terms

written by: cyberpunk
 
Here are some old or archaic words from the English language. How many of them have you heard before?

Question 1:


What did the archaic term "strumpet" refer to?
A prostitute
An alcoholic beverage
A musical instrument
A breed of dog now extinct

Question 2:


What does the word "sylvan" mean as an adjective?
Sleek or glossy in appearance
Civil in manner and speech
That which has a silver color
Of or pertaining to the woods

Question 3:


What does the term "wench" refer to?
A wrench used in medieval times
A young peasant girl
A medieval tool used for drilling holes in wood
A slab or piece of wood used in constructing a house

Question 4:


What did the archaic term "prithee" mean?
A phallic symbol
To predict something
An interjection used to express a polite request
A toilet

Question 5:


Which of these words is an adverb meaning away?
fie
avast
avaunt
hark

Question 6:


What did the name "Albion" refer to?
purgatory
the planet Venus
Great Britain
Greenland

Question 7:


What did the term "phlogiston" originally refer to?
A type of wheel used on Roman chariots
None of these
A herb used to alleviate fevers by the ancient Greeks
An instrument of torture and interrogation used by the ancient Greeks

Question 8:


What did the archaic adjective "anile" mean?
Of or like a fox
Originating or from the Nile river
None of these
Of or like a senile old woman

Question 9:


What is the meaning of the archaic word "betwixt"?
Between
Bewitched
Rejected
Dumbfounded or bewildered

Question 10:


The archaic term "puissant" meant weak or wimpy.
True
False

 


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