interesting words

mercy would be more interesting if michael chu focused ONCE on how she literally lost both her parents at war which was, you know, the entire goddamn reason she decided to become a doctor and a revolutionary one at that too. like just put out ONE thing about how she lost her parents. there are 500 voice lines about how hanzo killed genji michael

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.

mini messengers.

I’m still upset about Momo

…And it’s not about her outfit.


Okay so like.  I caught up in bnha recently, and it’s great and fun and much better than your run of the mill shonen. The characters are great and engaging, and all that, but I just want to make a comment about my gal momo:

And like, I know the subject of her outfit has been beaten to death, and that is definitely one of the things that pisses me off because it’s 100% designed to sexualize a 15-year-old, but that’s not even what has pissed me off the most.

It’s not even Mineta’s lecherous actions during the Tournament Arc, or even that stupid pointless cheerleader scene.

That’s all run of the mill genre grossness, and I hate it but it didn’t piss me off nearly as much as her internship:

For all intents and purposes, this is probably the most benign form of sexism Momo’s dealt with so far, but it struck a particular chord with me…and I honestly think it’s far more insidious than the more blatant displays.

So, basically, at the start of all this, Momo is reeling from a blow to her self esteem after the tournament arc, and signs on with a well known Pro Hero, Uwabami, for her internship. However, she and the other intern are quickly brought into Uwabami’s glamorous lifestyle, acting as PR people and background props in her commercial.

This is the first female-female mentorship that we see in an entire series about mentorship, and I was sorely, sorely disappointed.

I work in a male-dominated field, and let me tell you it is not a compliment to be told:

“Yes I know you’re smart and capable, but I don’t care. I hired you, first and foremost, for your pretty face.”

So here we have a brilliant 15-year-old girl, who is already struggling with her self-confidence, brought under the mentorship of a powerful and influential woman. And instead of creating a situation that would help foster these students, it’s instead communicated that none of their efforts really mattered. That it matters most that they look nice, and put on a show. And it’s played off as a joke, as though this is the way things are and it’s hilarious that Momo should hope for anything other than that.

The fact that it’s a female mentor figure sending these messages? It’s like a kick in the teeth.

And maybe at this point it seems like I’m hounding on a small plot point, and it’s true that I had an intense rush of empathy for Momo due to personal experience, but I think that here lies the core issue with sexism in BNHA. The concept of, “Yes you’re smart and capable, but I only hired you for your pretty face” is the recurring theme with almost every female lead.

Do any of the female characters get seriously beaten and battered in conflict, to the extent that we see happening to Deku? No.

Do any of the female characters have to face inner demons and potential darkness like Iida? No.

Do any of the female characters struggle with physical and emotional abuse like Todoroki? No.

Heck, do we even get to see any of the girls being outright bad, and portrayed with the same villainous inclinations we see in Bakugou? No.

Even in the tournament arc, the girls are more often pushed out of bounds, rather than suffer the heat of battle. And I know that Ochako has a moment to shine in her fight with Bakugou, but that is the first and only chance we really get to see her or any of the girls in that capacity. 

All of their character arcs are short and sweet, dealing with simpler issues of self confidence and image. We, as an audience, are not allowed to see them as anything less than cute, pretty, and pure–both physically and in their ideologies. They aren’t allowed to suffer from murderous rage, or be seriously injured, because that would sully that perfect image.

In other words, as interesting as they are, they’re literally only there to fill the space. They’re only there to look at. They’re fascinating characters, but underutilized to the point that it’s hardly worth praising as ‘progressive.’ 

Basically, the theme of the female characters of this series is:

“Yes I know you’re smart and capable, but I don’t care. I hired you, first and foremost, for your pretty face.” 

This Friday (31st March) is Trans Day of Visibility

[This post refers to TDoV 2017; other years will have TDoV on a different day of the week]

It’s that time of year again! That awesome day where trans people share their selfies and stories. It’s one of the two largest trans advocacy days, the other being Trans Day of Remembrance (20th November). That day is dedicated to mourning and solemnity, while this day is a day to celebrate being alive! Like last year, I’m not sure of the absolute official hashtag, so I’m guessing there’ll be a variety in use, such as: #tdov #transdayofvisibility #trans day of visibility #trans visibility #trans pride #transresistance #trans resistance

This day has been recognised since 2009 and is increasing in popularity and support each year, but there’s still a long way to go in spreading the word. Visibility is something that the trans community often has to struggle for, so this is our time to step out of the shadows, take pride in who we are, and show the world that we exist and we’re here to stay.

If you are trans

This is your day. No matter your gender - whether you’re male, female, or any nonbinary gender - anyone who isn’t cis (ie. whose gender is different from the gender they were assigned at birth) can participate. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the community and be visible. If you’re comfortable, post a selfie. Share your story. This is your time to be proud of who you are! It can get hard and lonely sometimes, but there’s a whole community here who have your back.

If you are not trans

Please also get involved - don’t leave this day just up to us. Today is a day for you to support and listen to the trans community. Show us some love by reblogging some selfies and reading some stories, whether you browse through the tags listed above or stick to your mutuals. Now is a perfect opportunity to learn about our wonderful community and to look at some beautiful people. It’s a win-win, really.

Above all, I hope everyone has a fantastic TDoV! Have fun and keep it positive.

I need gay Tumblr friends!

I’m a 17 y/o cis female lesbian. I’ve had Tumblr forever and I rarely ever talk to people on here. I have very few LGBTQ+ friends irl, and most of the ones I do have can be very annoying but I stick with them cuz they’re all I got. I’m a major fangirl who watches a shit ton of shows just for the lesbians in them, but I have no one to fangirl with or something. Anyways, I’m down to talk with anyone but if nobody wants to, that’s cool too.

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Edward Nygma + ‘The Point’     |      (2x07 / 3x14)

anonymous asked:

your Keith post gives me life !!! do you think you could do one for lance too ?

Sure can do! :D I could probably do one for every paladin tbh, I love them all so much. Anyway, here, have some of the reasons why I adore Lance:

  • is flirty
  • it’s a good flirty though??? he only ever compliments people, makes finger guns or talks himself up. nothing gross about it
  • used to sneak out of the garrison regularly
  • the most innocent laughter
  • does the eyebrow thing
  • is a good strategist and confident in his abilities!!
  • befriends people super fast
  • presumably can knit
  • feels insecure about what he contributes to the team despite being confident in his abilities
  • calls Blue “Beautiful” and is very happy with her
  • has the worst jokes
  • and even worser comebacks
  • loves his friends!!!!! so much!!!!!!! he brags about them to other people!!!
  • long limbs,,,,
  • always tries to diffuse tension
  • the more tense the situation, the more annoying he gets (probably in an attempt to distract people)
  • instantly becomes serious when the mission starts
  • is afraid of ghosts
  • can do A+ impressions of other people
  • moves his entire body while handling the controls for the fighting drones
  • he :3
  • knows the altean time measuring units and what they translate to
  • has absolutely no control over the volume and/or pitch of his voice
  • presumably has an exceptionally good relationship with his mom
  • s h a r p s h o o t e r
  • always gives new people the benefit of doubt
  • knows how to thread the needle
  • is bilingual
  • drapes himself across anything
  • is ambidextrous
  • has no understanding or interest in fancy words or math stuff
  • his first reaction to becoming a paladin and ‘protecting the universe’ was shock and fear
  • overlooks the most obvious things and is #shook when he finds out about them
  • is surprisingly analytical and knows how to read people
  • actively uses these skills on his friends - never against them of course, just to get to know them, calm them down or push them to overcome their fears
  • is the biggest dork
  • is afraid of dying
  • but did not hesitate even a second to save Coran from the bomb
  • he’s self-sacrificing that’s what he is
  • and homesick
  • is competitive to the point that he started a rivalry with Keith who barely even knew/remembered him
  • usually becomes useless around pretty girls until they open his eyes and screw him over
  • is so honest about his feelings in a private setting??? but only then
  • makes use of altean clothes
  • missed 10 days for a stomachache in 3rd grade that he never really had
  • is probably really good with kids and animals!!!!!
  • freaks out easily
  • randomly dances sometimes when he’s happy
  • was fully on board with collecting coins from a fountain because Pidge wanted that one video game that he couldn’t care less about
  • loves water!! and the ocean!!! is probably a really amazing swimmer!!!!
  • is the quickest to call shotgun
  • arguably has the best fashion sense
  • puns are good if he makes them,,, but only if he makes them
  • exaggerates most of his movements
  • food goo,,, face masks,,,,,
  • always wrecked the garrison simulator back on earth
  • confronts anyone - no matter how much he looks up to them or wants to impress them - if he thinks that irrational decisions are being made

CONCLUSION: Lance is a good kid!! I love him!!

[lance continuation] [keith] [keith now with additional meta improvement

@thatsthat24

I really like collecting words and I have a handful that I feel as though Logan would enjoy and maybe use. I hope you see/enjoy this, as I love the Sander sides videos.

Cajoled (v.)
past tense of cajole
To persuade somebody with flattery and flirting.
(It’s a great word to use instead of said.)

Selcouth (adj.)
To be strange or unfamiliar, even wondrous.
(this word is a beauty because it’s homological, which is always fun)

Homological (adj.)
Antonym of heterological
To describe itself. e.g. the word ‘word’ is homological because it’s written as a word.
(see also Grelling-Nelson Paradox, it’s super cool)

Lilt (v.)
used with or without an object
To talk or play in rhythmic manner; to sing while you talk.
(I dare say this is how Roman has ever said anything)

Quizzaciously (adv.)
To say in a mocking or sarcastic manner.
(Just to flaunt his vocab without the others having any idea what his saying. This word was also made famous by Vsauce, which is awesome)

Pulchritudinous (adj.)
Physically beautiful or comely.
(This is such a mean-sounding compliment and it would allow him to tell the others they’re pretty without them knowing)

L’espirit de l’escalier (idiom)
French
That voice that tells you all the things you should have said after leaving a conversation.
(Another one of those annoying things anxiety does)

Schlimazel (n.)
Informal and also Yiddish
A frustratingly unlucky or accident prone person
(I feel like Logic would love to call Thomas this)

Ataraxy (n.)
A sense and state of tranquillity and calmness
(Just a pretty word ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ )

Lexicographer (n.)
A person who collects and compiles words.
(Something I think Logic is and I aspire to be)

“You learning things is the closest thing I will ever be to feeling love”  

- Logan