Today’s desuetude words are :-
Desuetude (n) Obsolescence; a state of disuse.
Defenestrate (v) To throw out of a window.
Declivitous (v) Downward sloping.
‘Where did you find that? I asked.
‘I was clearing out the loft, and there it was. I thought I’d lost it. It’s worth a fortune you know’.
‘But it’s just a scruffy old football’ I said. ‘It’s desuetude’.
‘It’s seen better days, but it scored the winning goal in the Northern Football League final in 1889 and I’m donating it to the British Sports Museum’.
As a joke, I opened the window and pretended to defenestrate it!
Unfortunately, it slipped from my grasp, hit the pavement, bounced its way down the declivitous street, hopped over a fence into the park, and plopped into a pond.
I was mortified!
‘I’ll fetch it’ I spluttered as I rushed out the door.
When I got to the park I found a group of boys kicking it around.
‘No no no’ I yelled, ‘it’s a valuable antique’.
It cost me six ice creams, four chocky bars and two sticky buns to get it back.
‘Here it is’ I said as I handed it back. ‘No damage done’.
My mean friend suddenly got a fit of the giggles.
‘I hate to tell you, mate’ he chuckled, ‘I got my kids a new ball yesterday and I was putting that godforsaken old thing in the garbage bin this afternoon’.
Mondays words –
Eyne, embouchure, erelong, eftsoon, egad, now, excogigate, esurient, and esurient.
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