Underused words

Here are two words that I think need to be reinserted into English vernacular. The world would be a much better place, like Dudley Do-Right’s Canada, if these words were reinstated in our everyday conversations. These definitions are courtesy of dictionary.com, one of my favorite websites.

scal·ly·wag [skal-ee-wag]
noun
1. a scamp; rascal

das·tard·ly [das-terd-lee]
adjective
1. cowardly
2. meanly base

Do the English language a favor and use these words properly in a sentence today. Make sure to enjoy it while you do!

The dastardly scallywag, Snidely Whiplash, was no match for the goodhearted Dudley Do-Right.

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