I have quite some reservations regarding the use of the word "thus". Often I see people using it as as substitute for "consequently".
I have always taken the word to mean "in this way". E.g I perform the calculation thus.
Is the word still in common usage, whenever I see it I can't help but feel the author is being pretentious - or in some cases flat out using it incorrectly.
If anyone has some insight on this let me know - especially if I am wrong!