Welcome to the word sanctuary, where words threatened with extinction are celebrated, explored and imbued with a new contempo-relevance.
The aim of this blog is to showcase some of the unusual, antique and beautiful vocabulary which, for whatever reason, is absent from common usage. I invite you to give these words a chance by using each one of these splendid specimens in a sentence this week.
All the best in peace and wordliness!
I am a writer, traveler, literature lover and language learner.
I have always been passionate about language: exploring its subtleties and nuances and reflecting on the limits of its capacity to accurately convey the human experience.
After years of obsessive list-making, collecting new words and researching their meanings I have decided to begin a vault: a chest of protected words. Hope you enjoy!