Time to upgrade our collective vocabulary from words of the past as some of the language is more accurate, descriptive and evocative than contemporary options. OLD WORD :definition of how we could use it today
  1. SCHEME: a plan that is dubious in it's inception and execution, almost certainly doomed to failure.
    EXAMPLE: The border wall scheme
  2. FOLLY: more than a 'my bad' less than 'colossal fuck up',non life threatening, conditions. Will one day be explained with: What was I thinking
    EXAMPLE: The folly of my man bun was the obstacle in finding a job other than barista.
  3. FROCK: a dress that is more than a shirt extended or anything that can be worn with sneaks. It's pretty, worthy of hose and the effort of unique undergarments.
    EXAMPLE: I picked up a bitching frock for my reunion.
  4. VEX (and it's variations) VEXATION, VEXATIOUS: to be a monumental annoyance, both as a the source and the recipient. It's fun to say and scrabble worthy.
    EXAMPLES: I will vex you out of existence! Stop being a vexation!
  5. COMITY: a common ground that facilitates civil, communal behavior.
    EXAMPLE: Though you reject science and prefer to cling to magical thinking, finding a cure for cancer still seems like a good idea.
  6. ALLEGED: still innocent until proven guilty (as is still protected in the Constitution) regardless of how emphatically guilt is asserted in tweets. Anything unproven should be predicated with alleged.
    EXAMPLE: The alleged assailant...the alleged murder... the alleged billionaire
  7. JUXTAPOSITION: placing two or more things side by side for contrast or comparison.
    EXAMPLE: The juxtaposition of the two back-to-back presidencies caused a great deal of concern.
    Suggested by @celinerogers
  8. Avuncular: adj. "Relating to an uncle."
    "He saw his boss as more than an employer; their relationship had evolved to the realm of the avuncular in its dynamics."
    Suggested by @eriknmichaelssrn
  9. SCURRIL/SCURRILE
    Vulgar, indecent, 'buffoonish'
    Suggested by @ggshortie
  10. GOLLY: a verbal response rather than rolling one's eyes at statements that not only provide too much information but falls to the range of I can't un hear that.
    EXAMPLE: so we wound up in the emergency room because his piercing chain got tangled up with mine while we were going at it.... golly. (There's no counter statement)
  11. DAMSEL-a young unmarried woman
    Damsel in distress sounds so much nicer than 'girl she be trippin'.
    Suggested by @angela3950
  12. HANKY PANKY-behavior, in particular sexual or legally dubious behavior, considered improper but not seriously so.
    Delightfully non-specific naughtiness
    Suggested by @jennifergster
  13. FORTNIGHT: Two weeks
    After a fortnight, the novelty of relative visits wears off and you just want them out of your space.
    Suggested by @cordeliane
  14. MOREOVER: Additionally (and important).
    He's an idiot with a third-grade vocabulary; moreover, he's dangerous.
    Suggested by @cordeliane
  15. SCOUNDREL: A baddie
    That scoundrel didn't include the tax when splitting the dinner check.
    Suggested by @cordeliane
  16. Lollygagging....it's something the cycle instructor shouts at us during the ride, as in, "No lollygagging."
    Suggested by @HUNTER8myhomework