I read a great deal of 18th and 19th century English Literature, and am often in awe of the descriptions and the use of vocabulary. I then lament the words that have fallen out of use over the years. Words that are now termed as 'pretentious' in their usage, rather...
I have adopted agonyclite.
agonyclite n 1710 -1710
member of a heretical sect that stood rather than kneeled while praying
Agonyclites must have had hardy feet to endure their services.