Revive a Lost Word  June 26, 2014 - July 12, 2014

Contest Completed


Rhapsodist - Quondam
Erudite - Halcyon
Epexegesis - Ataraxia


I challenge you to bring a word back to life.

Take a word no longer used in our common dialect (put the word in the title and the definition in the description) and then write a poem that connects to the definition.

As writer's I feel it is our duty to respect and admire our language. I hope this challenges you to bring new words into your work and breathe new life into them. There are quite a few sites that give such words. Such as and tons on

The example I have chosen is:

Apricity (n) the warmth of the sun on a cold winter's day

Here is the poem I wrote that inspired me to have you do the same:

Good luck and enjoy the hunt!


Personal development in your own vocabulary


Nina C Palmer
Nina C Palmer
Meridian, ID


13 Contestants
13 Submissions
Created Jun 26, 2014