Above painting: Louis Jean Francois - Mars and Venus an Allegory of Peace
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Friday, May 8, 2015

Words in History


 
 
Then and Now: Word Definitions
 
 
 
  • pendant
    • then:  schoolmaster
    • now:  a piece of jewelry
  • nice
    • then:  foolish or silly
    • now: fine or agreeable
  • chaperone
    • then:  hood worn by nobles
    • now: person who looks after another/group
  • disappoint
    • then:  to remove from office
    • now:  fail to fulfill
  • buxom
    • then:  physically flexible
    • now:  full-bosomed

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