dance gracelessly

heavenly words

aliferous: (adj.) having wings

apricity: (n.) the warmth of the sun in the winter

aspectabund: (adj.) letting emotion show easily through the face or eyes

aurora: (n.) dawn

balter: (v.) to dance gracelessly, but with enjoyment

cafune: (n.) the act of running your fingers through the hair of someone you love

catharsis: (n.) release of emotional tension

charmolypi: (n.) a mixed feeling of happiness while being sad

diaphonous: (adj.) light, translucent, and delicate

dulcet: (adj.) sweet

ephemeral: (adj.) fleeting

ethereal: (adj.) extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world

eutony: (n.) the pleasantness of a word’s sound

halcyon: (adj.) a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful

illecebrous: (adj.) enticing

irenic: (adj.) promoting peace

kalon: (n.) beauty that is more than skin-deep

kalopsia: (n.) the seeing of things as more beautiful than they actually are

lacuna: (n.) a blank or missing part

lilt: (n.) a pleasant gentle accent

ludic: (adj.) full of fun and high spirits

meraki: (n.) to do something with love or soul

nefelibata: (n.) cloud-walker; one who lives in the clouds of their own imagination

nepenthe: (n.) something that makes one forget their sadness

nubivagant: (adj.) wandering in the clouds

numinous: (adj.) feeling fearful yet awed and inspired

orphic: (adj.) beyond ordinary understanding

pyrrhic: (adj.) won at too great a cost

pulchritudinous: (adj.) breathtaking, heartbreaking beauty

scintilla: (n.) a tiny trace or spark of a feeling

selcouth: (adj.) unfamiliar, strange, yet marvelous

sirimiri: (n.) a light drizzle of rain

susurrus: (n.)  whispering, murmuring, or rustling

sweven: (n.) a dream

temerate: (v.) to break a bond or promise

viridity: (n.) innocence

yonderly: (adj.) absent-minded

The signs as heavenly words

Aries- Nepenthe (n.); Something that makes one forget their sadness.

Taurus- Ethereal (adj.); Extremely delicate &’ light in a way that seems too perfect for this world.

Gemini- Ludic (adj.); Full of fun &’ high spirits.

Cancer- Asectabund (adj.); Letting emotions show easily through the face or eyes.

Leo- Cafuné (v.); The act of running your fingers through the hair of someone you love.

Virgo- Viridity (n.); Innocence .

Libra- Kalon (n.); Beauty that is more than skin deep.

Scorpio- Meraki (n.); To do something with love &’ soul.

Sagittarius- Balter (v.); To dance gracelessly, but with enjoyment.

Capricorn- Lilt (n.); A pleasant/ gentle accent.

Aquarius- Irenic (adj.); Promoting peace.

Pisces- Nubivagant (adj.); Wandering in the clouds.


Inspired by “wingedhoney

Interesting and Unique Words

As part of one of my New Year’s resolutions - it was to learn new words to add to my vocabulary and I’ve compiled a list thus far (it’s about 350+ words compiled in a list as of original post date [01/12/2016]) of all the words that I found simply and absolutely beautiful, fascinating yet familiar, different (as in, not in the English language; words that have no English translation), colloquial, uncommon, archaic, obsolete - just flat-out distinctive than what we normally use in today’s context and such. 

  • Abibliophobia (n.) - The fear of running out of reading material.
  • Abditory (n.) - A place into which you can disappear; a hiding place.
  • Abendrot (n.) - The color of the sky while the sun is setting.
  • Accismus (n.) - Feigning disinterest in something while actually desiring it.
  • Adoxography (n.) - Beautiful writing on a subject of little or no importance.
  • Agelast (n.) - Someone who never laughs.
  • Ailurophile (n.) - A cat-lover.
  • Aleatory (adj.) - Relying on chance or an uncontrolled element in the details of life or in the creation of art.
  • Alethiology (n.) - The study of truth.
  • Alexithymia (n.) - Inability to describe emotions verbally.
  • Ambulant (adj.) - Moving from place to place.
  • Ambulate (v.) - To walk about or move from place to place.
  • Anacampserote (n.) - Something that can bring back a lost love.
  • Anagnorisis (n.) - The critical moment of recognition or discovery.
  • Anecdoche (n.) - A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening.
  • Anhimmeln (v.) - To be enraptured by someone (literally, as if looking at the sky).
  • Anoesis (n.) - A state of mind consisting of pure sensation of emotion without cognitive content.
  • Apanthropinization (n.) - The resignation of human concerns; withdrawal from the world and its problems.
  • Apodyopsis (n.) - The act of mental undressing someone.
  • Appetence (n.) - An eager desire, an indistinct inclination; an attraction or a natural bond.
  • Apricity (n.) - The warmth of the sun in winter.
  • Arcadian (adj.)- Idyllically innocent; simple and untroubled by fear or worry.
  • Assemblage (n.) - A gathering.
  • Asterisms (n.) - “Marking with stars”; a word that gives weight or draws attention to the words that follow; related to asterism, a constellation or a starlike figure of light.
  • Astrophile (n.) - A person who loves stars, astronomy.
  • Atelophobia (n.) - The fear of imperfection; the fear of never being good enough.
  • Athazagoraphobia (n.) - The fear of being forgotten or ignored.
  • Aubade (n.) - A poem or song greeting the dawn.
  • Aurora (n.) - Dawn.
  • Autophile (n.) - A person who loves solitude, being alone.
  • Autophobia (n.) - The fear of oneself or being alone.
  • Axiomatic (adj.) - Self-evident; obvious.
  • Backpfeifengesicht (n.) - A person who needs to be slapped; lit. “a face that needs a fist in it”.
  • Balter (v.) - To dance gracelessly, without particular art or skill, but perhaps with some enjoyment.
  • Basorexia (n.) - The overwhelming desire to kiss.
  • Becoming (adj.) - Attractive.
  • Bedash (v.) - To dash or spatter something all over.
  • Beleaguer (v.) - To exhaust with attacks.
  • Bel-espirt/beaux-esprits (n.) - A person of great wit or intellect.
  • Billet-doux (n.) - A love letter.
  • Blatherskite (n.) - A person given to voluble, empty talk.
  • Bletting (n.) - The ripening of fruit until the desired degree of softness is attained.
  • Bohemian (n.) - Gypsy, wanderer; a person, musician, artist or writer who lives a free spirited life and believes in truth, freedom, and love.
  • Boketto (v.) - The act of gazing vacantly into the distance without thinking.
  • Bolide (n.) - A large, brilliant meteor, especially one that explodes.
  • Bombinate (v.) - To make a humming or buzzing noise.
  • Borborygmi (n.) - The rumbling sounds your stomach makes.
  • Brontide (n.) - The low rumble of distant thunder.
  • Brood (v.) - To think alone.
  • Brumous (adj.) - Of grey skies and winter days; filled with heavy clouds or fog; relating to winter or cold, sunless weather.
  • Bucolic (adj.) - In a lovely rural setting.
  • Bungalow (n.) - A small, cozy cottage.
  • Caim (n.) - “Sanctuary”; an invisible circle of protection, drawn around the body with the hand, to remind one of being safe and loved, even in the darkest of times.
  • Camarilla (n.) - Small group of people with a shared purpose.
  • Carriwitchet (n.) - A pun or a paradox; a riddling question.
  • Catharsis (n.) - The purging or release of emotional tensions, especially through kinds of art or music.
  • Cavil (v.) - To raise irritating and trivial objections; find fault with unnecessarily.
  • Cavil riscaldati (v.) - lit. “reheated cabbage”; the attempt to revive a long-finished love affair.
  • Ceraunophile (n.) - A person who loves lightning and thunder.
  • Charientism (n.) - An artfully veiled insult.
  • Chatoyant (adj.) - Like a cat’s eye.
  • Chimerical (adj.) - merely imaginary; fanciful.
  • Chrysalism (n.) - The amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm.
  • Claptrap (n.) - Pretentious but insincere or empty.
  • Clinomania (n.) - Excessive desire to stay in bed.
  • Clinophile (n.) - The lover of reclining, lying in bed.
  • Clinquant (adj.) - glittering; tinsel-like.
  • Cogitation (n.)  Concerted thought or reflection.
  • Comely (adj.) - Attractive.
  • Commuovere (v.) - To stir, to touch, to move to tears.
  • Conflate (v.) - To blend together.
  • Consanguinity (n.) - Close relationship or connection.
  • Contiguous (adj.) - Touching; in contact.
  • Corrachag-cagail (n.) - Dancing and flickering ember flames.
  • Crapehanger (n.) - A person who sees the gloomy side of things.
  • Cynophile (n.) - A person who loves canines; a dog lover.
  • Cynosure (n.) - A focal point of admiration.
  • Dactylogram (n.) - A fingerprint.
  • Dalliance (n.) - A brief love affair.
  • Dappy (adj.) - Silly, disorganized or lacking concentration.
  • Deipnosophist (n.) - A person who is an adept conversationalist at the table.
  • Demesne (n.) - Dominion, territory.
  • Demure (adj.) - Shy and reserved.
  • Denouement (n.) - The resolution of a mystery.
  • Desideratum (n.) - An ardent longing, as for something lost.
  • Desuetude (n.) - Disuse.
  • Desultory (adj.) - Slow, sluggish; lacking a plan, purpose or enthusiasm.
  • Diaphanous (adj.) - Filmy; light, delicate, and translucent.
  • Dirl (v.) - To thrill, to vibrate, to penetrate; to tremble or quiver.
  • Dissemble (v.) - Deceive; concealing a feeling, motive or intention.
  • Dormiveglia (n.) - The space that stretches between sleeping and waking.
  • Drapetomania (n.) - An overwhelming urge to run away.
  • Duende (n.) - The mysterious power of art to deeply move a person.
  • Dulcet (adj.) - Sweet, sugary.
  • Dulcify (v.) - To make more agreeable; mollify; also, to sweeten.
  • Ebullience (n.) - Bubbling enthusiasm.
  • Eccedentesiast (n.) - Someone who only pretends to smile.
  • Ectopic (adj.) - Occurring in an abnormal position or place; displaced.
  • Eesome (adj.) - Pleasing to the eye.
  • Effervescent (adj.) - Bubbly.
  • Effloresce (v.) - To burst into bloom; blossom.
  • Efflorescence (v.) - Flowering, blooming.
  • Eigengrau (n.) - “dark light” or “brain grey”; the color seen by the eye in perfect darkness.
  • Elision (n.) - Dropping a sound or syllable in a word.
  • Elixir (n.) - A good potion.
  • Eloquence (n.) - Beauty and persuasion in speech; the art of using language in an apt, fluent way.
  • Elysian (adj.) - Beautiful or creative; divinely inspired, peaceful and perfect.
  • Embrocation (n.) - Rubbing on a lotion.
  • Emollient (adj.) - A softener.
  • Énouement (n.) - The bittersweetness of having arrived in the future, seeing how things turn out, but not being able to tell your past self.
  • Entelechy (n.) - The realization of potential.
  • Environs (n.) - The surrounding parts or districts, as of a city.
  • Ephemeral (adj.) - Short-lived.
  • Epiphany (n.) - A moment of sudden revelation.
  • Equanimity (n.) - Mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation.
  • Eremophobia (n.) - The deep free of stillness, solitude or deserted places.
  • Erstwhile (adj.) - At one time, for a time.
  • Esoteric (adj.) - Intended for or likely to be understood by only a selected few who have special knowledge or interest; private, secret, confidential, belonging to the select few.
  • Ethereal (adj.) - Gaseous, invisible but detectable; extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world.
  • Ethos (n.) - The fundamental character or spirit of a culture.
  • Eudaemonia (n.) - lit. “Human flourishing”; a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous.
  • Euneirophrenia (n.) - The peace of mind that comes from having pleasant dreams.
  • Euphonious (adj.) - pleasing; sweet in sound.
  • Eunoia (n.) - Beautiful thinking; a well mind.
  • Eutony (n.) - The pleasantness of a word’s sound.
  • Evanescent (adj.) - Vanishing quickly, lasting a very short time.
  • Evocative (adj.) - Suggestive; bringing strong images, memories or feelings to mind.
  • Exulansis (n.) - The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it.
  • Fallacy (n.) - A deceptive, misleading or false notion, belief, etc.
  • Felicity (n.) - Pleasantness.
  • Fernweh (n.) - A crave for travel; being homesick for a place you’ve never been.
  • Fetching (adj.) - Pretty.
  • Filipendulous (adj.) - Hanging by a thread.
  • Feuillemort (n.) - The color of a dying or fading leaf.  
  • Flâneur (n.) - One who strolls around aimlessly but enjoyably, observing life and its surroundings.
  • Floccinaucinihilipilification (n.) - The act of deciding that something is useless.
  • Forbearance (n.) - Withholding response to provocation.
  • Foofaraw (n.) - A great fuss or disturbance about something very insignificant.
  • Frisson (n.) - A shiver of pleasure.
  • Fugacious (adj.) - Fleeting.
  • Furtive (adj.) - Shifty, sneaky.
  • Fusty (adj.) - Old-fashioned or out-of-date.
  • Gallivant (v.) - Go around from one place to another in the pursuit of pleasure or entertainment.
  • Gambol (v.) - To skip or leap about joyfully.
  • Garboil (n.) - Confusion.
  • Gerful (adj.) - Wild and wayward.
  • Gezellig (adj.) - cozy, nice, inviting, pleasant, comfortable; connoting time spent with loved ones or togetherness after a long separation.
  • Glamour (n.) - Beauty.
  • Gleed (n.) - A glowing coal.
  • Gloaming (n.) - Twilight; dusk.
  • Gossamer (n.) - The finest piece of thread, a spider’s silk.
  • Growlery (n) - A place of refuge or sanctuary for use while one is out of sorts or in an ill humor.
  • Gumesservi (n.) - Moonlight shining on water.
  • Habseligkeiten (n.) - Things that an adult might find worthless, but that a child regards as treasures.
  • Halcyon (adj./n.) - Happy, sunny, care-free; denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful.
  • Haimish (adj.) - Homey; cozy and unpretentious.
  • Hamartia (n.) - A tragic or fatal flaw.
  • Harbinger (n.) - Messenger with news of the future.
  • Hidebound (adj.) - Narrow and rigid in opinion; inflexible.
  • Higgledy-piggledy (adv.) - In a jumbled, confused or disorderly manner; helter-skelter.
  • Hikikomori (n.) - An adolescent or a young adult who has withdrawn from social life, often obsess with television, internet and video games, and rarely ever leave’s one’s room.
  • Hiraeth (n.) - A homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost places of your past.
  • Hornswoggle (v.) - To swindle, cheat, hoodwink or hoax.
  • Ikigai (n.) - A reason for being; the thing that gets you up in the morning.
  • Imbrication (n.) - Overlapping and forming a regular pattern.
  • Imbroglio (n.) - An altercation or complicated situation.
  • Imbue (v.) - To infuse, instill.
  • Immolate (v.) - To sacrifice; kill as a sacrificial victim, especially by burning; to destroy by fire.
  • Incipient (adj.) - Beginning, in an early stage.
  • Indwell (v.) - Be permanently present in (someone’s soul or mind)
  • Ineffable (adj.) - Unutterable, inexpressible.
  • Ingénue (n.) - A naïve young woman.
  • Inglenook (n.) - A cozy nook by the hearth.
  • Insouciance (n.) - Blithe nonchalance.
  • Inure (v.) - To become jaded.
  • Irenic (adj.) - Promoting peace.
  • Jayus (n.) - A joke so poorly told and so unfunny that one cannot help but laugh.
  • Jouska (n.) - A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head.
  • Kakorrhaphiophobia (n.) - The fear of failure.
  • Kalopsia (n.) - The delusion of things being more beautiful than they really are.
  • Kintsukuroi (n)(v. phr.) - “To repair with gold”; the art of repairing pottery with fold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.
  • Kittle (adj.) - Difficult to deal with; prone to erratic behavior.
  • Komorebi (n.) - Sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees.
  • L’esprit de l’escalier (n.) - lit. “the spirit of the staircase”; the feeling you get after leaving a conversation, when you think of all the things you should have said.
  • Labyrinthine (adj.) - Twisting and turning.
  • Lachesism (n.) - The desire to be struck by disaster; to survive a plane crash or to lose everything in a fire.
  • Lagniappe (n.) - A special kind of gift.
  • Languor (n.) - Listlessness, inactivity.
  • Lagom (adj.) - Not too little, not too much; just right.
  • Lalochezia (n.) - The emotional relief gained from using abusive or profane language.
  • Lassitude (n.) - Weariness, listlessness.
  • Lethologica (n.) - When you think of something but the word for it escapes you.
  • Liberosis (n.) - The desire to care less about things.
  • Lilt (v.) - To move musically or lively.
  • Limerence (n.) - The state of being infatuated with another person.
  • Lissome (adj.) - Slender and graceful.
  • Lisztomania (n.) - A need to listen to music all the time.
  • Lithe (adj.) - Slender and flexible.
  • Logastellus (n.) - A person whose love of words is greater than their knowledge for words.
  • Logophile (n.) - a person who loves words.
  • Lorn (adj.) - Lost, ruined or undone.
  • Louring (adj./v.) - darkened by clouds; looking angry or sullen.
  • Love (n/v.) - Deep affection.
  • Lucent (adj.) - Softly bright or radiant.
  • Malinger (v.) - To pretend illness, especially in order to shrink one’s duty, avoid work, etc.
  • Mamihlapinatapei (n.) - the wordless, yet meaningful look shared by two people who both desire to initiate something but are both reluctant to start.
  • Maudlin (adj.) - Foolishly sentimental.
  • Maw (n.) - The symbolic or theoretical center of a voracious hunger or appetite of any kind.
  • Meara (n.) - The Irish word for “sea”.
  • Mellifluous (adj.) - Sweet sounding.
  • Melomaniac (n.) - One who is passionate about music.
  • Meraki (v.) - To do something with soul, creativity or love; when you leave a piece of yourself in your work.
  • Metanoia (n)- The journey of changing ones mind, heart, self or way of life.
  • Micawber (n.) - An eternal optimist.
  • Minacious (adj.) - Menacing; threatening.
  • Mirifica (adj.) - Amazing, wondrous; working wonders.
  • Misology (n.) - Distrust or hatred of reason or reasoning.
  • Misonesim (n.) - Hatred or dislike of what is new or represents change.
  • Mizpan (n.) - The deep emotional bond between people, especially those separated by distance or death.
  • Moiety (n.) - One of two equal parts; a half; a small part.
  • Monachopsis (n.) - The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place.
  • Mondegreen (n.) - A slip of the ear.
  • Moonstruck (adj.) - unable to think or act normally, especially because of being in love.
  • Morosis (n.) - The stupidest of stupidities.
  • Murmurous (adj.) - Murmuring.
  • Myötähäpeä (n.) - The feeling of shame you experience on the behalf of another person or a character when they do something stupid or embarrassing.
  • Natsukashii (adj.) - Of some small thing that brings you suddenly, joyously back to fond memories, not with a wistful longing for what’s past, but with an appreciation of the good times.
  • Nelipot (n.) - One who walks barefoot
  • Nemesis (n.) - An unconquerable archenemy.
  • Nemophilist (n.) - A haunter of the woods; one who love the forest and its beauty and solitude.
  • Neologize (v.) - To make or use new words or create new meanings for existing words.
  • Nepenthe (n.) - Something that can make you forget grief or suffering.
  • Nephelolater (n.) - Somebody who admires the passing clouds.
  • Niveous (adj.) - Resembling snow.
  • Nodus Tollens (n.) - The realization that the plot of your life doesn’t make sense to you anymore.
  • Nostalgia (n.) - A bittersweet longing for things, persons or situations of the past.
  • Novaturient (adj.) - Desiring or seeking powerful change in one’s life, behavior or situation.
  • Numinous (adj.) - Describing an experience that makes you fearful yet fascinated, awed yet attracted — the powerful, personal feeling of being overwhelmed and inspired.
  • Nyctophile (n.) - A person who loves night, darkness.
  • Nyctophilia (n.) - Love of darkness or night, finding relaxation or comfort in the darkness.
  • Obfuscate (v.) - To confuse or bewilder; to render obscure, unclear or intelligible; to darken.
  • Oeillade (n.) - an amorous glance; ogle.
  • Offing (n.) - The sea between the horizon and the offshore.
  • Oneirataxia (n.) - The inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality.
  • Onism (n.) - The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits only one place at a time.
  • Onomatopoeia (n.) - A word that sounds like its meaning.
  • Opia (n.) - The ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable.
  • Opulent (adj.) - Lush, luxuriant.
  • Oriflamme (n.) - A symbol or standard that inspires condense, devotion or courage.
  • Orphic (adj.) - Mysterious and entrancing; beyond ordinary understanding.
  • Otiose (adj.) - Being at leisure; idle; indolent.
  • Palimpsest (n.) - A manuscript written over earlier ones.
  • Panacea (n.) - A solution for all problems.
  • Pandiculation (n.) - An all-over stretching and yawning, as upon waking or going to bed.
  • Panoply (n.) - A complete set.
  • Parageusia (n.) - An abnormal or hallucinatory sense of taste.
  • Pastiche (n/v.)- An art work combining materials from various sources.
  • Peart (adj.) - Lively; cheerful.
  • Penultimate (adj.) - Next to the last.
  • Penumbra (n.) - A half-shadow.
  • Peripeteia (n.) - A sudden or unexpected reversal of circumstances; the point of no return.
  • Persnickety (adj.) - Placing too much emphasis on trivial or minor details; fussy.
  • Perspicuous (n.) - Clearly expressed or presented; lucid.
  • Petrichor (n.) - The pleasant smell of earth after rain.
  • Pettifogging (adj.) - Insignificant; petty.
  • Phatic (adj.) - Denoting speech used to express or create an atmosphere of shared feeling, goodwill or sociability rather than to convey information.
  • Philocalist (n.) - A lover of beauty; someone who finds and appreciates beauty in all things.
  • Philonoist (n.) - One who seeks knowledge.
  • Philophobia (n.) - The fear of falling in love.
  • Phosphenes (n.) - The stars and colors you see when you rub your eyes.
  • Photophile (n.) - A person who loves light.
  • Pisanthrophobia (n.) - Fear of trusting people due to past experiences with relationships gone bad.
  • Pistoriophile (n.) - A lover of baking, baked goods.
  • Pluvial (adj.) - Of or pertaining to rain; rainy.
  • Pluviophile (n.) - A lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days.
  • Pontificate (n.) - To express one’s opinions in a way considered annoyingly pompous or dogmatic; (in the Roman Catholic Church) to officiate as a bishop.
  • Prate (v.) - To talk excessively and pointlessly.
  • Propinquity (n.) - An inclination.
  • Pulchritudinous (adj.) - Physically beautiful; comely.
  • Pyrrhic (adj.) - Successful with heavy losses.
  • Quaintrelle (n.) - a woman who emphasizes a life of passion, expressed through personal style, leisurely pastimes, charm, and cultivation of life’s pleasures.
  • Quaquaversal (adj.) - Moving or happening in every direction instantaneously.
  • Quatervois (n.) - A crossroads; a critical decision or turn point in one’s life.
  • Querencia (n.) - A place from which one’s strength is drawn, where one feels at home; the place where you are your most authentic self.
  • Quiescent (adj.) - a quiet, soft-spoken soul.
  • Quintessential (adj.)- Most essential.
  • Quixotic (adj.) - Extravagantly chivalrous or romantic.
  • Raconteur (n.) - one who excels in story-telling.
  • Raison d'être (n.) - a reason for existing.
  • Ravel (v) - To knit or unknit; confuse or complicate.
  • Razz (v.) - To deride; make fun of; tease.
  • Redamancy (n.) - act of loving in return.
  • Redolent (adj.) - Fragrant.
  • Retrophile (n.) - A lover of past eras and objects.
  • Retrouvaille (n.) - The joy of meeting or finding someone again after a long separation; rediscovery.
  • Rimjhim (n.) - A light, tapping sound produced by the series of raindrops rapidly falling and hitting onto a surface.
  • Riparian (adj.) - By the bank of a stream.
  • Ripple (n.) - A very small wave.
  • Rubatosis (n.) - The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat.
  • Rubricate (v.) - To mark or color with red.
  • Rückkehrunruhe (n.) - The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness.
  • Rusticate (v.) - To go to the country.
  • Sangfroid (n.) - Coolness of mind; calmness; composure.
  • Sapiosexual (n.) - A person who is sexually attracted to intelligence in others.
  • Sciamachy (n.) - An act or instance of fighting a shadow or an imaginary enemy.
  • Scintilla (n.) - A tiny, brilliant flash or spark; a small thing; a barely-visible trace.
  • Scintillate (v.) - To emit sparks; to twinkle, as the stars.
  • Scofflaw (n.) - A person who flouts the law, especially one who fails to pay fines owned.
  • Sehnsucht (n.) - “the inconsolable longing in the human heart for we know not what”; a yearning for a far, familiar, non-earthly land one can identify as one’s home.
  • Selcouth (adj.) - Unfamiliar, rare, strange, and yet marvelous
  • Selenophile (n.) - A person who loves the moon.
  • Sempiternal (adj.) - Everlasting; eternal.
  • Seraglio (n.) - Rich, luxurious oriental palace or harem.
  • Serendipity (n.) - Finding something nice while looking for something else; finding something good without looking for it.
  • Shtick (n.) - One’s special interest, talent, etc.
  • Sillage (n.) - The scent that lingers in air, the trail left in water, the impression made in space after something or someone has been and gone; the trace of someone’s perfume.
  • Sirimiri (n.) - A light rain, a fine drizzle.
  • Slake (v.) - To allay (thirst, desire, wrath, etc.) by satisfying.
  • Smultronställe (n.) - lit. “place of wild strawberries”; a special place discovered, treasured, returned to for solace and relaxation; a personal idyll free from stress or sadness.
  • Sobremesa (n.) - The time spent around the table after lunch or dinner, talking to the people you shared the meal with; time to digest and savor both food and friendship.
  • Soigné (adj.) - Possessing an aura of sophistication in dress, manner or design; presented or prepared with an elegance attained through care for the finer details.
  • Solivagant (adj.) - Wandering alone.
  • Sophrosyne (n.) - A healthy state of mind, characterized by self-control, moderation, and a deep awareness of one’s true self, and resulting in true happiness.
  • Sortable (adj.) - A person you can take anywhere without fear of being embarrassed.
  • Sough (n./v.) - The gentle, soothing murmur of wind or water; to moan, to rustle, to sigh.
  • Squib (n.) - A short and witty or sarcastic saying or writing.
  • Stigmatophile (n.) - a person who loves tattoos and/or piercings.
  • Summery (adj.) - Light, delicate or warm and sunny.
  • Sumptuous (adj.) - Lush, luxurious.
  • Superfluous (adj.) - More than enough; unnecessary.
  • Surreptitious (adj.) - Secretive, sneaky.
  • Susquehanna (n.) - A river in Pennsylvania.
  • Susurrant (adj.) - Softly murmuring; whispering.
  • Susurrous (adj.) - Whispering, hissing or rustling sound.
  • Syzygy (n.) - An alignment of three celestial objects, as the sun, the earth, and the moon.
  • Talisman (n.) - A good luck charm.
  • Tarantism (n.) - Overcoming melancholy by dancing; the uncontrollable urge to dance.
  • Thalassophile (n.) - A person who loves the sea and/or ocean.
  • Thinking (n.) - The talking of the soul with itself.
  • Tintinnabulation (n.) - Tinkling; the sound “that so musically wells from the bells, bells, bells, bells”; the sound that lingers after a bell has been struck.
  • Thorpe (n.) - A man who is desperately in love with a woman, but cannot admit his feelings or approach her.
  • Toothsome (adj.) - Pleasing to the taste; palatable.
  • Trenchant (adj.) - Vigorous or incisive in expression or style.
  • Transpontine (adj.) - Across or beyond a bridge.
  • Trouvaille (n.) - Something lovely discovered by chance; a windfall.
  • Tsundoku (n.) - The act of buying a book and leaving it unread, often piled together with other unread books.
  • Tumultuary (adj.) - Confused; disorderly; haphazard.
  • Ugsome (adj.) - Horrid; loathsome.
  • Umbreiferious (adj.) - Casting or making shade.
  • Untoward (adj.) - Unseemly, inappropriate.
  • Vellichor (n.) - The strange wistfulness of used bookshops.
  • Vestigial (adj.) - In trace amounts.
  • Viridescent (adj.) - Slightly green; greenish.
  • Vorfreude (n.) - The joyful, intense anticipation that comes from imagining future pleasures.
  • Wafture (n.) - Waving.
  • Wallflower (n.) - A person who because of shyness, unpopularity or lack of a partner, remains at the side at a part or dance; any person that remains on or has been forced to the sidelines of any activity.
  • Wherewithal (n.) - The means.
  • Williwaw (n.) - A violent squall that blows in near-polar latitudes.
  • Wisenheimer (n.) - A wisecrack or smart aleck.
  • Withershins (adv.) - Counterclockwise; in a direction contrary to the natural one.
  • Woebegone (adj.) - Sorrowful, downcast.
  • Ya’aburnee (n.) - lit “you bury me”; a declaration of one’s hope that they’ll die before another person because of how difficult it would be to live without them.
  • Yūgen (n.) - An awareness of the universe that triggers emotional responses too deep and mysterious for words.

I’m going to do my best to update this as best as I can for the rest of the year and use these words in daily conversations and my vernacular in general. They’ll be mainly used for when I reflect back on things (aka colloquies from the balcony) and for my daily journal entries for this page.

Enjoy!

P.S. Sorry if there are some typos or words that are out of order alphabetically; autocorrect tends to best me without me noticing.

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Balter

Verb: to Dance Gracelessly, but with Enjoyment


Being raised with the purpose of dying in battle for honor, he never learned how to dance.

He was sorely regretting that now, watching his lady dance with the others.

Even though he wanted to join in, he was sure he would step on her feet and injure her. He was too big…

It seemed like fun though, the way she was smiling and twirling with everyone else.

Then Saizo pushed him she grabbed his hand.

“Dance with me, milord!”

He fumbled and gripped her hands too tightly and almost stepped on her feet despite keeping his eyes on them.

The Signs as Heavenly Words
  • Aries: scintilla - (n.) a tiny trace or spark of a feeling
  • Taurus: cafune - (n.) the act of running your fingers through the hair of someone you love
  • Gemini: nepenthe - (n.) something that makes one forget their sadness
  • Cancer: apricity - (n.) the warmth of the sun in the winter
  • Leo: ludic - (adj.) full of fun and high spirits
  • Virgo: numinous - (adj.) feeling fearful yet awed and inspired
  • Libra: irenic - (adj.) promoting peace
  • Scorpio: selcouth - (adj.) unfamiliar, strange, yet marvelous
  • Sagittarius: balter - (v.) to dance gracelessly, but with enjoyment
  • Capricorn: charmolypi - (n.) a mixed feeling of happiness while being sad
  • Aquarius: pulchritudinous - (adj.) breathtaking, heartbreaking beauty
  • Pisces: kalopsia - (n.) the seeing of things as more beautiful than they actually are
Balter

As always, send in your unusual word prompts! (By the way, the song I listened to while writing is Cruel One by Gold Motel!)

Content: FLUFF, AS ALWAYS .

Others: Epoch || Epiphany || Gigil 


Balter

(n) To dance artlessly, without particular grace or skill but with great enjoyment


It should be illegal how quickly Simon could crumble every fortification of grace Baz had inside himself.

Feet tangling together, they danced gracelessly to the crashing music that bounced around the blue walls of their flat.

It was well past midnight. Baz had been ready to go to bed. Simon had cranked the speakers up to full blast. He pulled on Baz’s arms until Baz could do nothing but wrap his arms around the golden boy and drag him over by the window.

The crown moulding and window panes were vibrating with the beat.

It was the witching hour. The only light was by the moon, streaming in and making Simon’s wings look iridescent. Baz looked down at Simon, his arms wrapped around him, sharing air and space and love.

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