We often have threads where we come up with words that we feel should be retired with extreme prejudice, but we never talk about the classics, words that should really make a comeback.
As I was driving home the other day, the phrase la donna mobile came to mind.
I was trying to remember what it meant and the best interpretation I could come with was the lady is inconstant in her affections.
It occurred to me then that "inconstant" is a classic word and it's kind of cool. I think it needs to make a comeback!
What other lost paragons of vocabulary are you pining for?