I love words.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.
Here are a few of my faves.
Here are a few of my faves.
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