rare words

scourgify  asked:

thlaise + soulmates ? (that's such a Trope,,, sry)

pairing: blaise zabini x theodore nott

setting: modern, non-magical, soulmate au


who the fucking fuck are you, are the words that’ve been scrawled in impossibly elegant cursive onto the inside of Theo’s left wrist since the day he was born.

He has to wait twenty-three years to hear them spoken out loud.

“Who the fucking fuck are you,” the objectively hot guy in the elevator asks, gaze flicking down—just once—to the black leather cuff on Theo’s wrist.  

It’s barely eight in the morning. Theo’s tie is loose around his neck, his glasses are on crooked, and his fingers are still stiff and slightly cramped from all the terrible, terrible intern code he’d had to fix the night before. It takes him a minute to register the guy’s question. And when he does—

Theo blinks.

And blinks.

And blinks.

And then lets himself look, really look, lets himself take in long legs and broad shoulders and high cheekbones and dark, molten-hot eyes, because—

“I’m your fucking soulmate, you dick,” Theo retorts.

The guy stares.

And stares.

And stares.

“Nice,” the guy finally manages to croak before reaching out to press the STOP button.


rare words
  • adomania: the sense that the future is coming too quickly
  • anecdoche: a conversation where no one is listening
  • kairosclerosis: the moment when you realize you're happy
  • monachopsis: the subtle persisting sense of being out of place
  • opia: the ambiguous intensity from looking someone in the eye
  • rubatosis: the unsettling awareness of your heartbeat
  • vellichor: the strange wistfulness of used book stores
  • zenosyne: the sense that time keeps going faster

criticaltheology  asked:

Hermione / remus, after the war if he lived but tonks didn't, bonding over survivors guilt

pairing: hermione granger x remus lupin [pre-relationship]

setting: post-war, canon-divergent


For Hermione, guilt had always been more of a concept than a feeling.  

She understood it, of course, understood the mechanics of it, how it could hold someone back as easily as it could propel someone forward—but it was so distant, so far removed from the reality of her life, the choices she’d made and the future she’d gambled; it just wasn’t meant for her.

Until.

Until the first time she sees Remus after the war—after the fog has cleared, after the dust has settled, after the bodies have been buried—and he’s holding Teddy, looking helpless and overwhelmed, and there are shadows under his eyes that she finds she recognizes, an edge of frantic bewilderment, an abrupt loss of purpose, the dawning realization that something has finally ended and there isn’t anything left to do but—


bts as beautiful and rare words

jimin: mellifluous {english: having a rich, smooth flow; filled with honey}

hoseok: komorebi {japanese: the light that filters through the trees}

jungkook: meraki {greek: to do something with soul, creativity or love; leaving a piece of yourself in your creations}

taehyung: eumoirous {english: happiness derived from being honest and wholesome}

namjoon: sonder {english: the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own}

yoongi: nefelibata {portugese: "cloud-walker”; one who lives in the cloud of their own imagination or dreams, or one who does not abide by the precepts of society, literature, or art}

jin: syzygia {greek: an alignment of celestial bodies}

The 12 Signs as Beautiful, Uncommon Words & Meanings
  • Aries: zenosyne (n) — the sense that time keeps moving faster
  • Taurus: euphonious (adj) — pleasing; sweet in sound
  • Gemini: unbosom (v) — to pour out, to tell freely
  • Cancer: kalokagathia (n) — the good in a person
  • Leo: resplendence (adj) — dazzling in appearance
  • Virgo: ambedo (n) — a trance in which details absorb you
  • Libra: sphallolalia (n) — flirting that leads nowhere
  • Scorpio: telestic (adj) — pertaining to the mysteries
  • Sagittarius: eumoirous (adj) — happiness due to being honest
  • Capricorn: nebulous (adj) — not clear; difficult to see
  • Aquarius: ephemeral (adj) — lasting a very short time
  • Pisces: nefelibata (n) — one who lives in their imagination

It’s actually so refreshing to see two guys in the public eye with a huge audience not be afraid to dress up and not say anything about being “too girly” while doing so.

This is not to imply what they were doing in the ‘pastel edits irl’ video was specifically ‘feminine’ or ‘traditionally female’ - I just mean it’s nice (and important) to see them be open to wearing clothes/colours people would typically associate with “girls” and instead just forget about that and enjoy themselves - whilst also being open about how it feels…even if some of their comments were exaggerated for entertainment - it’s still just nice and reassuring!

Generally (outside of the video too), Dan & Phil are very open-minded about a lot of things to do with gender, gender roles, gender presentation and expression etc - and speak about it often in recent years.

I know the video may not really be that…. ~deep~ to many but this is something that’s been on my mind for a while when it comes to D&P and I just wanted to talk about it more after that video posted tonight.

Overall, I’m very grateful to have D&P to look up too. I don’t think they realise what even their ‘silly’ dress up videos can do for viewers like me - who are questioning their assigned gender and the struggles that brings internally and from society - and even those who just have difficulties with embracing the gender expression/presentation they find most comfortable.

sough (v.) to moan, to rustle, to sigh;
           (n.) the gentle, soothing murmur of wind or water
dirl (v.) to thrill, to vibrate, to penetrate; to tremble or quiver 
effleurage (v.) “to stroke as one would a flower”
                 (n.) a series of light stroking touches
cafuné (v.) running your fingers through your lover’s hair
cataglottism (n.) kissing with tongue

A Collection of Rare and Obscure Words

Cheiloproclitic - Being attracted to someones lips.
Quidnunc - One who always has to know what is going on.
Ultracrepidarian - Of one who speaks or offers opinions on matters beyond their knowledge.
Apodyopis - The act of mentally undressing someone.
Gymnophoria - The sensation that someone is mentally undressing you.
Tarantism - The urge to overcome melancholy by dancing.
Autolatry - The worship of one’s self.
Cagamosis - An unhappy marriage.
Gargalesthesia - The sensation caused my tickling.
Capernoited - Slightly intoxicated or tipsy.
Lalochezia - The use of abusive language to relieve stress or ease pain.
Cataglottism - Kissing with tongue.
Basorexia - An overwhelming desire to kiss.
Brontide - The low rumbling of distant thunder.
Grapholagnia - The urge to stare at obscene pictures.
Agelast - A person who never laughs.
Wanweird - An unhappy fate.
Dystopia - Am imaginary place of total misery. A metaphor for hell.
Petrichor - The smell of dry rain on the ground.
Anagapesis - The feeling when one no longer loves someone they once did.
Malapert - Clever in manners of speech.
Duende - Unusual power to attract or charm.
Concilliabule - A secret meeting of people who are hatching a plot.
Strikhedonia - The pleasure of being able to say “to hell with it”.
Lygerastia - The condition of one who is only amorous when the lights are out.

Ayurnamat - The philosophy that there is no point in worrying about events that cannot be changed.
Sphallolalia - Flirtatious talk that leads no where.
Baisemain - A kiss on the hand.
Druxy - Something which looks good on the outside, but is actually rotten inside.
Mamihlapinatapei - The look between two people in which each loves the other but is too afraid to make the first move.

Words to keep inside your pocket:
  • Quiescent - a quiet, soft-spoken soul.
  • Chimerical - merely imaginary; fanciful. 
  • Susurrus - a whispering or rustling sound. 
  • Raconteur - one who excels in story-telling. 
  • Clinquant - glittering; tinsel-like. 
  • Aubade - a song greeting the dawn. 
  • Ephemeral - lasting a very short time. 
  • Sempiternal - everlasting; eternal. 
  • Euphonious - pleasing; sweet in sound. 
  • Billet-doux - a love letter. 
  • Redamancy - act of loving in return.
words to use more often:

basorexia - an overwhelming desire to neck kiss

prosopography - the description of a person’s appearane

brontide - referring to the sound of distant thunder rumbling

ximelolagnia - the urge to stare at someone sitting with crossed legs

cheiloproclictic - being attracted to a person’s lips

strikhedonia - the pleasure of being able to say “to hell with it”

lethologica - the inability to recall the right word for something

psithurism - the sound of wind in trees or rushing leaves

tarantism - an urge to overcome melancholy by dancing

a list of some of my favourite words (part 1)

aeviternity-the midpoint between time & eternity (the mode of angles, celestial bodies etc)
brilliant- splendid or magnificent; showing brilliance 
cacoethes-an uncontrollable urge or desire to do something idiotic or inadvisable, especially something harmful
cathartic- causing catharsis (providing psychological release through open expression of strong emotion; purification or cleansing of emotions)
celestial- pertaining to the sky, heavens, and universe beyond earth, or used to describe something heavenly or divine
enchanting- charming or captivating; causing an enchanted, magical or spellbound feeling
ethereal- relating to space and the heavens, or can be used to describe something light, airy, and delicate 
exquisite- carrying special charm or beauty; often associated with elegance
idiosyncratic- pertaining to idiosyncrasy (a habit or characteristic peculiar to a specific individual)  
lovely- delightful, inspiring the feeling of love
ludicrous- causing laughter due to absurdity, foolishness and idiocy
luminescence- emission of light at a low temperature via any method other than incandescence 
psithurism- the sound of wind rustling leaves
ridiculous- causing or worthy of ridicule or amusement caused by absurdity
unconditionally- unlimited
witty- possessing wit or amusingly clever
wonder struck- stricken by wonder or awe
zephyr- a mild, light breeze

Rare Words: Colors

Aaeneous - shining bronze colour

Badious - chestnut-coloured

Caesious - bluish or greyish green

Dau-de-nil - pale green colour

Flavescent - yellowish or turning yellow

Gridelin - violet-grey

Hyacinthine - of a blue or purple colour

Ibis - large stork-like bird; a pale apricot colour

Jacinthe - orange colour

Kermes - brilliant red colour; a red dye derived from insects

Leucochroic - white or pale-coloured

Melichrous - having a honey-like colour

Nigricant - of a blackish colour

Ochroleucous - yellowish white

Pavonated - peacock-blue

Rhodopsin - visual purple

Sanguineous - bloody; of, like or pertaining to blood; blood-red

Testaceous - of or having a hard shell; brick-red

Umber - brownish red

Vinaceous - wine-coloured

Watchet - pale blue

Xanthic - yellow; yellowish

Zinnober - chrome green

but it’s like-
the night throbs in my veins sometimes
and i don’t know what to do with this energy?
it isn’t my heart, no, not that, not anything known,
but it flows like blood would and i want to leap out of the window-
i want to meet the stars / i want to tell them that the night
isn’t the darkest place that i’ve been but even when i’m there
somehow starlight still guides me.

l.s. | it flows like blood would © 2017

strange and rare words

barmecide: illusory or imaginary and therefore disappointing

dysania: the state of finding it difficult to get out of bed in the morning#

drapetomania: an overwhelming urge to run away

cacoethes: an urge to do something inadvisable

eumoirous: happiness due to being honest and wholesome

sabaism: The worship of stars

deracinate: to tear something up by the roots

lethologica: the inability to recall the precise word for something