Archaic or obsolete vocabulary and grammar.

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Obsolete language.

Is it appropriate to use obsolete words in a modern-day essay? For example, using "unto' instead of "until"? Or will the teacher who is marking your essay just think that you're a pretentious student ...
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Using conjunction “while” as an archaic prepositonal form for “until”

In my Penguin English Dictionary, I've encountered the word while marked as an archaic form for the preposition until. Furthermore, according to my online research, Oxford Dictionary states that it is ...
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Uses of “to scathe”

Would “We took down the foreyard and commenced to scathe it” make sense to a sailor?