In Praise of Fancy Words. I'm curious, how many of us are familiar with these examples of ancient (100 years or more) words? No fibbing! Bedizened Biffing (not boffing) Cozenage Bootless Jinking Maledictory Spavined Tintinnabulation Anabasis Flinders Answer in next post. ---------- Bedizened = Adorned Biffing (not boffing) = Smacking Cozenage= Fraud Bootless= Useless Jinking= Dodging Maledictory= Profane Spavined= Decrepit Tintinnabulation= Jingle Anabasis= Advance Flinders= Splinters Because I'm a pilot, I was familiar with "jinking". And I figured that Maeledictory, ment "bad" in some manner. The rest, I had no clue.