Wednesday, March 2, 2016

word nerd

I love words.
Here are a few of my faves.
DISCLAIMER: This list is by no means comprehensive. These are not the only words that I like and I didn't put these words in any particular order and I didn't include every definition out there. And I will continue to add to it in the future.
I've simply come across these words when reading, or watching movies, or in everyday conversations and I wanted to share them with you so that you can add them to your vocabulary.
Also, there may be some words from other languages. What can I say? I have friends who speak many different languages and I love languages and I speak Spanish so...yeah. Just so you understand.

epiphany - a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience

infinite - immeasurably great; unbounded or unlimited; endless

picturesque -visually charming or quaint, as if resembling or suitable for a painting

copse - a thicket of small trees or bushes; a small wood

zeitgeist - the spirit of the time; general trend of thought or feeling characteristic of a particular period of time

serendipity - an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident; good fortune; luck

stunning - causing astonishment or bewilderment; of striking beauty or excellence

ineffable - too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words; inexpressible

kindred spirit - a person with whom you share an affinity (I MADE UP THIS DEFINITION. It's based on a term used in Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.)

affinity - a natural liking for or attraction to a person, thing, idea, etc.

sanguine - cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident; reddish or ruddy

zenith - the point on the celestial sphere vertically above a given position or observer; a highest point or state, culmination

perambulator - baby carriage

gazebo - a structure, as an open or latticework pavilion or summerhouse, built on a site that provides an attractive view

shucran - thank you  (Arabic)

afwan - you're welcome  (Arabic)

petrichor - the scent of rain on dry earth

eternity - infinite time; duration without beginning or end

lovely - charming, exquisitely beautiful, delightful, highly pleasing

Celestial - heavenly, divine

minha - Portuguese for "mine" when describing something feminine

sonhe com os anjos - sweet dreams; dream with the angels

ameliorate (meliorative - adj) - to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve

mellisonant - pleasing to the ear; dulcet, honeyed, sweet, mellifluous

meek - humbly patient

memorable - worth remembering; notable

merciful - full of compassionate or kindly forbearance

mesmerizing - spellbinding, captivating, compelling

mindful -  attentive, aware, or careful

moralistic - practices virtuous conduct

merry - full of cheerfulness; joyous in disposition or spirit

modest - having or showing a moderate or humble estimate of one's merits

marvelous - superb; excellent; extraordinary

mature - fully developed in body or mind, as a person

magical - mysteriously enchanting

wonderful - excellent, great, marvelous

warm - characterized by or showing lively feelings, passions, emotions, or sympathies, etc.

wise - having the power of discerning and judging properly as to what is true or right; possessing discernment, judgement, or discretion

witty - amusingly clever in perception and expression

watchful - vigilant, alert, closely observant

faithful - true to one's word, promises, vows, etc.; steady in allegiance or affection

adventurous - willing to engage in adventures

athletic - physically active and strong

incredible - so extraordinary as to seem impossible

honest - honorable in principles, intentions, and actions

classic - of the first or highest quality

insightful - able to apprehend the true nature of a thing, especially through intuitive understanding; possessing penetrating mental vision or discernment and the faculty of seeing into inner character or underlying truth

2 comments:

  1. gesticulate
    [je-stik-yuh-leyt]

    verb (used without object), gesticulated, gesticulating.
    1.
    to make or use gestures, especially in an animated or excited manner with or instead of speech.
    2. what Dallas does when tattling on Brayden

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  2. gesticulate
    [je-stik-yuh-leyt]

    verb (used without object), gesticulated, gesticulating.
    1.
    to make or use gestures, especially in an animated or excited manner with or instead of speech.
    2. what Dallas does when tattling on Brayden

    ReplyDelete