The Inkhorn Controversy
(mid-16th to the mid-17th century)
"It was the first time in the history of the English language that speakers actively debated over language use, and it was just a part of the language revolution that was taking place in England in the 16th-17th centuries as our language transitioned out of the Middle English period."
"The “controversy” arose over the massive influx of new words pouring into English from Latin (and other languages)."Inkhorn termshttp://www.worldwidewords.org/articles/inkhorn.htm
"Here are a few words derived from Latin and Greek that came in during the Renaissance:
absurdity, adapt, agile, alienate, anachronism, anonymous, appropriate, assassinate, atmosphere, autograph, benefit, capsule, catastrophe, chaos, climax, conspicuous, contradictory, crisis, criterion, critic, disability, disrespect, emphasis, encyclopaedia, enthusiasm, epilepsy, eradicate, exact, excavate, excursion, exist, expectation, expensive, explain, external, extinguish, fact, glottis, habitual, halo, harass, idiosyncrasy, immaturity, impersonal, inclemency, jocular, larynx, lexicon, lunar, monopoly. monosyllable, necessitate, obstruction, pancreas, parenthesis, pathetic, pneumonia, relaxation, relevant, scheme, skeleton, soda, species, system, temperature, tendon, thermometer, tibia, transcribe, ulna, utopian, vacuum, virus.