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    Language of Gene Wolfe

    I am a fan of Gene Wolfe and he is one of the writers I hope to be on the level of one day. One of the things I admire the most about him is his use are archaic words such as donjon, epopt and Natrium. I was wondering if anybody has a list of archaic words used by Gene Wolfe along with their definitions.
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    Word List: Definitions of archaic words - Archaic words not specific to Wolfe.

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    Thanks, the only thing left to do now is figure out how to use them.
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    The words are nifty, but the definitions can be disappointing. I wanted conventicle to be a car full of nuns, donjon to be the Godfather's pajamas, and fuligin to be a person who drank too many martinis.

    The list in Butterfly's first link shows me one reason I couldn't make heads or tails of what happened in The Book of the New Sun.
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