Essays of Francis Bacon

A Glossary of Archaic Words and Phrases

Abridgment: miniatureAbsurd: stupid, unpolishedAbuse: cheat, deceiveAculeate: stingingAdamant: loadstoneAdust: scorchedAdvoutress: adulteressAffect: like, desireAntic: clownAppose: questionArietation: battering-ramAudit: revenueAvoidance: secret outletBattle: battalionBestow: settle in lifeBlanch: flatter, evadeBrave: boastfulBravery: boast, ostentationBroke: deal in brokerageBroken: shine by comparisonBroken

  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
1 min read