I am a non-native speaker trying to write in English.
Due to my reading of chiefly dated English literature, my vocabulary consists of many terms that are regarded as being archaic nowadays. In the majority of cases I don't know about their archaic condition until I look them up in a dictionary.
Often, however, I conceive a great affection towards suchlike and would like to use them in my own writings. I don't know how this may be perceived by native speakers, though.
How can I decide whether or not it is appropriate to use a term that is classed as archaic in modern works of literature?