Words to Bring Back: “Desuetude”

– Definition: n.; pronounced “DES-wuh-tude” or “de-SUE-uh-tude.” A condition of disuse.

– Used in a sentence: Unless we act to protect them, our Constitutionally guaranteed rights are apt to fall into desuetude.

– Why: It rolls nicely off the tongue. Besides, who actually says “disuse?”

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