uncommon word

Signs As Uncommon Words
  • Aries: resfeber- (n.) thrill felt before an adventure
  • Taurus: accubation- (n.) the act of eating or drinking while laying down
  • Gemini: trepverter- (n.) a witty response or comeback you think of only after it's too late to use
  • Cancer: selcouth- (adj.) unfamiliar, rare, strange, and yet wonderful
  • Leo: ensorcell- (v.) to enchant or fascinate someone
  • Virgo: vellichor- (n.) the strange wistfulness of used bookshops
  • Libra: apricity- (n.) the warmth of the sun in wintertime
  • Scorpio: quidnunc- (n.) someone who always wants to know what's going on
  • Sagittarius: balter- (v.) to dance artlessly but with enjoyment
  • Capricorn: psithurism- (n.) the sound of wind rustling leaves
  • Aquarius: astral- (adj.) of or relating to the stars
  • Pisces: abderian- (adj.) given to idiotic or incessant laughter

And now for no particular reason, a list unpopular names that need to be more popular as well as words I think would make great names but aren’t, or at least haven’t been used as names enough for anyone who has them to not get questions about how dorky or pretentious they and their parents are. Bolding the latter to make them easier to spot for anyone looking to add their two cents on whether these deserve to be names or not, or whether you disagree on which genders they would work best with.

Feel free to expand upon this list.

Ace (gender neutral)

Adeline (“LINE” not “LYN”)




Alaska (gender neutral, Aly as a female nickname)
Alchemy (female, Aly as a nickname)
Alpha (gender neutral)

Alyeska (female, Aly as a nickname)


Aquila (female)
Arctic (female)
Argent (gender neutral)
Arizona (gender neutral)

Artisan (gender neutral, Zan as a nickname)

Ash/Ashes (male or female, on their own or as nicknames for Ashley or similar names)
Aster (gender neutral)
Astronomy (female)
Aubrey (gender neutral)
Auburn (gender neutral)
Axis (gender neutral)

Azurine (female)

Bluebell (female)
Bluejay (gender neutral)

Caster (gender neutral)
Chell(e)/Chelley (pronounced “CH” not “SH” on it’s own or as a nickname for names like Chelsea, Rachel, or Michelle)
Chemistry (female)
Cherry (female)
Cherry-Blossom (female)
Chickadee (female)
Cho (gender neutral)
Chrysalis (female)
Copper (gender neutral)

Cosmic (gender neutral)
Cosmos (male)
Cyan (gender neutral first name or as a surname)
Deyanira (Nira for short)
Dragon (as a male first name, female nickname, or a surname)
Dragonfly (female first name, Dragon for short)

Eagle (male)
Electric (male, Rick as a nickname)
Electricity (female, Tris as a nickname)


Evening (female, Eve for short)
Falcon (male)



Fiery (female)
Fire (gender neutral)
Firebird (female)
Firefly (female)
Forest (gender neutral)
Fox (gender neutral)
Galaxy (female)
Gemini (gender neutral)
Hawaii (female)
Hawk (male)
Honey (female)
Hoshi (gender neutral)
Indigo (female)
Indy/Indie/Indiana (gender neutral)


Irony (female)
Isis (thanks for ruining it terrorists!)




Jupiter (female, Mila Kunis and Makoto Kino wore it way better than the king of the gods)
Kalani (female)

Kitsune (as a female first name or surname)
Kokiri/Kiri/Koki (female first name)


Laser (gender neutral on its own or as a nickname for Lazarus)
Lava (female)
Laz (as a nickname for Lazarus)






Liberty (female, Libby for short)
Libra (female, Libby for short)
Lightning (gender neutral)


Lion (male)

Lioness (female)

Lynx (gender neutral)
Mace (male)
Madeline (“LINE” not “LYN”)
Magic (female)

Magenta (female)
Mahogany (female)

Melancholy (female)
Midnight (female)
Mint/Minty (female)

Morning Glory (female)

Mouse (female)
Muse (female)
Music (female)
Mystery (female)

Naiad (female)
Nasa (female)
Nature (female)
Neko (gender neutral)


Neon (gender neutral)
Nessie (female)
Nexus (female, Nex as a nickname)
Night (gender neutral)
Nimbus (gender neutral)


Noira (female, pronounced “nor”)

Noiranne (female, pronounced “nor”)

Noireen (female, pronounced as either “nwar” or “nor”)

Noirella (female, pronounced “nwar”)

Noirelle(female, pronounced “nwar”)

Noirette(female, pronounced as either “nwar” or “nor”)

Noiria (female, pronounced as either “nwar” or “nor”)

Noirianne (female, pronounced as either “nwar”)

Noirina  (female, pronounced as either “nwar”)

Nova (female)
Nymph (female)
Ocean (female)
Ocelot (gender neutral)
Octave (male)







Pegasus (gender neutral)
Pepper (female)
Peppermint (female)
Phoenix (gender neutral, with Nick, Nikki, and Nix as nicknames)
Pixie (female)
Pizazz (female, Zaz/Zazz/Zazzy as nicknames)
Polaris (female)
Raav (male)
Raava (female)
Rabbit (gender neutral)
Rav (gender neutral)
Ravi (gender neutral)

Ravindira (female, combination of “Rav/Ravi” which means “sun” and “Indira” which means “beauty” to create “Beautiful Sun”
Ravindra (gender neutral)

Red (gender neutral)
Redwood (male)
Ree/Ri/Rie (female)



Rock (male)
Rocket (gender neutral)


Saber (as a male first name or as a nickname for Sabrina)
Science (gender neutral)
Scorpion (male)
Scorpius (male)
Seabreeze (female)
Seashell (female)
Secret (female)
Selkie (female)
Seven (female)
Shiva (female)
Siren (female, Ren as a nickname)

Snake (male)
Snapdragon (as a female first name or surname)
Snow (female)

Space (gender neutral)
Spacey (female)
Starlight (female)



Starshine (female first name or surname)
Sterling (male)
Stone (male)
Storm (male)
Stormy (female)
Sugar (female)
Sun (gender neutral)
Sunbeam (female)
Sunflower (female)
Sunshine (female)
Swan (female)
Teal (gender neutral)
Thunder (male)
Topaz (gender neutral first name or surname)
Turquoise (female)
Twilight (female)
V (gender neutral)
Valentine (as a gender neutral first name, it’s already loved as a surname)
Vanilla (female, Nilla as a nickname)
Vee (female)

Vi (female)

Violin (female)
Vix (gender neutral)
Vixi (female)
Volcano (male)
Vortex (gender neutral)
Wolf (male)
Xan (gender neutral, on its own or as a nickname for Xander or Alexander/Alexandria)
Zan (on its own or as a nickname)
Zarzuela (female)
Zee (gender neutral)
Zero (gender neutral)
Zeta (female)


Apparently I really like names that start with “A”.

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

Amara and season 11 just don’t work without Destiel

Based on my thoughts and seeing a lot of others thinking the same I went through and rewatched season 11 focusing heavily on Amara’s scenes, in the end putting them back to back to really look in detail and wowzers, that was eye opening.

As well as all the huge amounts of subtext throughout the season as usual, if you watch all of Amara’s screen time and follow her interactions with Dean and her overall storyline (which is the whole of season 11′s overall storyline, just saying) it just does not function without Dean and Cas’s bond. Without Destiel this whole season just… doesn’t work.

So, just looking at the obvious parts (I won’t go into too much detail as I wrote a whole other post about Amara as an exposition for Dean’s feelings here….).

Originally posted by nino-possy

The real ‘upping the game’ in the exposition of Dean and Cas’s feelings towards each other and, coincidentally, the overall arc of the season, comes from THIS POINT, where Amara is textually and visually put forward as a love interest for Dean. There is a clear parallel of Dean/Amara and Dean/Cas throughout the season 11 narrative and it is from THIS point that both Amara and Cas are portrayed romantically, directly mirrored and used in each others’ narratives. This is not a coincidence. 

If it were more referenced beforehand perhaps I may be a little more forgiving and allow more of a ‘platonic profound bond’ reasoning but it is precisely because of this clear move into a love interest role for Amara that Cas and Amara are then clearly portrayed as ‘good bond/love’ and ‘bad bond/love’. One is forced on Dean against his will and he clearly rejects it, one is at its core based on free will and he clearly is doing everything he can to save Cas, even going up against Amara to do this, a very well done full circle of parallels leading into each other… *ahh narrative tie-ins and mirrors - sighing with contentment*.

SO… Since the midseason finale and this scene:

We have the Amara/Love monster who tells us textually that she can “feel the love that you feel”, she uses the particular and relatively precise and uncommon word ‘longing’ which we all now clearly associate with Cas and praying, she talks about his feeling shame… Then moves onto Amara, reminding him of Dean’s way ‘out’, of the ‘bliss’.  For me although this isn’t Amara, the love monster does actually use the words “who I am doesn’t matter” and therefore it’s clear that the information she’s giving us is what is important. This is a clear exposition.

Dean then clarifies to Sam that “to call it desire or love…it’s not that”. So the love monster from Love Hurts - who was talking about Dean’s love and longing and shame… She uh, wasn’t picking up on love for Amara as Dean has explicitly told us that is not what he is feeling. So…. who might it have been referring to? 

The attempting expelling of Lucifer. Is just so much Destiel and has been covered so many times. All I’m going to say here is that despite “God’s freaking sister”, one of the two most powerful beings in the universe, being right there, Dean’s main concern is Cas to the point that he calls out for him in front of everyone else and reveals his weakness, not a particularly restrained or smart move for a trained hunter. Amara and Lucifer both notice this and we are meant to notice them noticing
Why is this important? To clarify that Dean’s bond with Cas and his worry for him outweighs his bond with Amara.

The longing scene. Again, much meta-d. Basics being, Dean is longing for Cas (while actually muttering ‘where are you Amara’ clearly worried for Cas as it is Cas not Amara he is talking to Sam about around this scene. Amara has an actual real, substantiated ‘bond’ with Dean through the mark, sure, but it IS NOT AS STRONG AS HIS BOND WITH CAS (which as far as I’m aware doesn’t actually have any real basis unless the hand mark or something has a role but hasn’t been touched on for 8 years so I’m going with no), ergo Amara has to use Cas to find Dean. Then yes, she totally manipulates him into coming to rescue Cas/Lucifer because Dean is such a good friend

After this we get another very interestingly subtextual scene where Dean and Sam are interviewing Donatello and it is only once Sam mentions the word ‘Angels’ that Amara again immediately finds and comes to Dean.

Again proving that Dean’s bond with Cas is stronger than his bond with Amara.

I particularly love the near-finale narrative, after she expressly tells Dean she cares for him and wants him to be happy, to have bliss - the sandwiching of Mary and Cas in her story which is so relevant to season 12 - how Amara shows that she is capable of just de-materialising Metatron in an instant because she is attacked and angry, she then notices Mary’s picture, she then is again attacked and angry but ‘saves’ Cas, essentially ‘resurrecting’ him from Lucifer’s control, then of course resurrects Mary.

( #Narrative parallels and tropes are a thing is one of my favourite tags).

These are all writing/directing/production choices that were made to show these scenes one after the other and revealing her choices here. Are we not supposed to wonder why she made these choices? 

Are we not supposed to wonder why Amara, all powerful being, is incapable of contacting Dean without going THROUGH CAS (who Dean expressly states is “small fry” in comparison to her), or having a conversation with him where Cas isn’t in some way referenced once she is herself portrayed as a love interest? 

Or why the writing/directing/production team made these choices? 

There is a clear narrative being told here.

If you watch all of Amara’s screen time throughout this season it is just so clear what she is exposing, what her interactions with Dean are based on, how her storyline does not function without Dean and Cas’s bond. I’m not saying her story is pointless, it clearly isn’t, just that it rests on their bond so this shows how extremely important to the whole story their bond is.

Any why? Why are we being shown all this, why are we being encouraged to question all this? I was just reading @charlie-minion’s excellent overview and loved this post with great insight: “The question in season 9 was “who do you love?” Whereas I think the questions in season 10 are “what kind of love do you feel?” and “whose heart are you gonna break?”. 

There is a clear and ever evolving question about Dean’s feelings throughout the seasons which has now kept on into season 12. I think these questions have been more or less answered now, the questions for season 12 and moving forwards are “is this love reciprocated”, which has already been answered textually, “will you be able to admit to this love” and “what are you going to do about it”…

Originally posted by sooper-dee-dooper-natural

nct dream reaction | people keep mistaking their friend/crush as their s/o

Close friendships aren’t uncommon. The gentle words and cute moments are seen across the whole spectrum, yet claiming it’s “purely platonic” doesn’t seem to be enough these days. From the school halls, to the public streets; the amount of times he’d heard the kind remarks about his “relationship” with you had him questioning the possibility that maybe there was a chance his dreams could become a reality.


It would take him a minute to process the rumors, but once he realizes that people kept confusing you guys as a couple, he’d get very embarrassed. “You two compliment each other nicely.” Though the elder woman’s words were sweet, and she didn’t know any better, Mark couldn’t stop the blush that rose to his cheeks. He was never the one who wanted to deny, and having to tended to crush his mood a bit. But seeing you just laugh it off without a word after experiencing it so often, it would make his heart beat a little faster in anticipation. This boy couldn’t deny that he liked the idea that people saw you as a couple.

Originally posted by littlechloverstar


This boy would catch onto the rumors quickly, but he’d act as if he didn’t know about them. He loved how people mistook you guys as a couple, despite failing to notice that you denied it every time, he thought it was cute. “Ah, young love. It’s so sweet and pure.”  A married couple had passed you guys on the street, feeling nostalgic of the times when they were young and newly dating. Though his face would heat up, the comments always made him laugh, turning to you with a goofy smile that would often times earn an eye roll. He was waiting for the day when you’d finally cease denying the rumors, and that day seemed to be the beginning.

Originally posted by haechanz


Jeno would never really catch up to the rumors, it’d be something he would be something he couldn’t care less about. Every time you two were mistaken as a couple, it would make him smile and laugh, though he never once denied it. “How long have you guys been dating?” Apparently the food stall vendor wasn’t having a busy day, willing to start up a conversation based on the approach of you two together. Jeno would probably break into a quiet fit of laughter as you tried to deny the assumptions, flustered and stumbling over your words. Though he didn’t mind the idea, and your reactions always seemed to amuse him, the fact that you never failed to deny people’s words made him a little disheartened. 

Originally posted by jenorenjun


Haechan loved the rumors, he especially liked playing them off as if they were real. “What a sweet couple! It’s 25% percent off the whole meal today, you came at the right time.” This evil little boy would drag you to a place where you couldn’t deny the mistakes of people about your relationship. He’d smirk in your direction as he saw your brow twitch in irritation, accepting the roll as his significant other for the time being. It was times like this he found his heart racing in excitement, it was the only time he could play off the “boyfriend” act without having to give away the fact that he wished you guys really were a couple… much like all the compliments you guys got for it.

Originally posted by exoticnctlife


Jaemin would notice the rumors right away, but, like Renjun, he’d pretend he didn’t know about them. It was something he was rather fond of, and a mistake he promoted people make. “I wish I had a pretty girlfriend like you.” You two had volunteered as a pair to help around at a daycare close to the school, the kids loved you both, and one in particular seemed to be a bit jealous. Jaemin would be ecstatic, claiming that the boy would find himself a girlfriend just as pretty as his. It would end with a smack to the back of his head though, as you would not let his false antics get into the heads of others. But your scoldings never seemed to cease his promotional actions. 

Originally posted by neoculturedaily


Chenle wouldn’t notice the rumors right away, but when he started to come to the realization of the consistent remarks about your relationship, he would only find amusement in it all. Despite the red tipped ears that seemed to never cool down, his laugh would be echoing in your mind for months on end. “It’s about time for you kids to get cozy in bed, but… not too cozy, alright?” When his mom closed the door the giddy boy couldn’t help but burst into a fit of laughter, tackling your form to the floor as he jokingly cuddled you in his arms like a teddy bear. You had cleared the fact you guys weren’t a couple at the start of the evening, but his mom still couldn’t deny the idea, and neither could he.

Originally posted by icetaeil


The rumors never made sense in his mind, he didn’t think you guys acted like a couple, knowing he’d act a bit different if you were. He’d get embarrassed every time someone mistook you for a couple, slightly cringing as he hoped you wouldn’t take things the wrong way. “Ah, Taeyong how could you accept these babies dating?” Jisung groaned from his bed as he heard one of his members tease him about having you over at the dorms for the night, digging his face into a nearby pillow to cover the small blush on his cheeks. You didn’t have time to deny anything before the boy had left, but your soft chuckling let Jisung know that you didn’t mind the situation.

Originally posted by stressedfangirl

mixed-bags  asked:

Could you name me an example of a TV show where nine/ten year olds had romantic relations? Disney Channel shows usually have kids at least in middle school, and most often high school, soooo...

just off the top of my head:

  • gravity falls: lil gideon (10yo) had a crush on mabel pines
  • fairly oddparents: timmy turner (10yo) has a crush on trixie and tootie (9yo) has a crush on timmy
  • hey arnold: gerald and phoebe are implied to be fond of each other/going out together, and helga has a huge crush on arnold (all the characters are 9yo)
  • jimmy neutron: cindy (10yo) has had multiple love interests but eventually gets together with jimmy 
  • south park: stan and his girlfriend wendy (both 10yo)
  • the simpsons: bart (10yo) has had nearly twenty love interests and lisa (8yo) has had twelve 
  • or how about that one episode of Rugrats where angelica (3yo!!) falls in love with a kid she met on the playground

like, it’s not exactly uncommon.

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
Piano Tiles (M) - Pt. 2

Originally posted by kths

Pairing: Jungkook x Reader, ft. Yoongi

Genre: Angst, Smut, and a sprinkle of fluff, pianist!y/n, AU

Word Count: 9.5k *high pitched screaming*

Summary: “Love is so short, but forgetting is so long.”

A/N: So. This is the second time I’ve rewritten it, have worked on this version for three months and am fINALLY happy with the way it turned out. It somehow turned grossly mushy at the end, but maybe that’s just the product of my pent up bitterness from the hell that was Valentine ’s Day. ¯\_()_/¯ (partially edited, excuse the errors)

part 1 | part 2

At the start, the phrase “It will pass with time” was something you had clung desperately to like a life raft. Words not uncommon to the hurt and heartbroken, you hoped such a miracle would apply to you too, despite the fact that you were the one who inflicted the pain. Did God forgive this form of self-harm? For three long years, you had foolishly believed in such a concept. As you grew more preoccupied, thoughts of him faded with each passing day, only to interrupt your transition to forgetting during the most mundane of instances; getting stuck in traffic, or waiting on a laundry load. The worst times were at night when you began to ponder the many what ifs; what if you hadn’t visited him that day, what if Jimin hadn’t shown up that morning, what if you had stayed? Just exactly how far would that have gone? When you were plagued with such thoughts, you simply plugged in your earbuds and played on repeat whatever piece you were working on until you could drift into a fitful sleep. With time, it had gotten easier to forget your time with Jeon Jungkook or to pretend to do so; to lie to yourself and others.

And then the night of your professional debut, the spell was broken.

You haven’t seen him in three long years and it’s unfair how good he looks.

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homestuck ruined me because it taught me to very quickly scan over things while only looking for big, uncommon words, because i couldnt be fucked to read all 90 paragraphs on each page.

and i cant stop doing that so now i only ever skim over anything longer than half a paragraph and my reading comprehension has fuckin plummeted

Uncommon Words I Found Out I Needed To Know To Describe You:

Valiant- possessing or showing courage or determination

Scrupulous- moral or ethical standards; having or showing a strict regard for what one considers right

Bounteous- generously giving

Magnanimous- very generous or forgiving

Indomitable- that cannot be subdued or overcome, as persons, will, or courage

Assiduous- constant in application or effort, diligent, persevering

Fervent- having or displaying intensity; passionate

Veracious- speaking or representing the truth; honest

Propitious- representing favorable conditions

Pulchritudinous- great beauty

Allegiant- adhering firmly and devotedly to a person or cause; loyal and faithful

Commiserative- to feel or express sorrow or sympathy for another person

Perspicacity- the quality of having ready insight or knowledge about topics

Jocular- fond of or characterized by joking; humorous or playful

Boosterish- supporting and promoting someone or something enthusiastically and often uncritically

Disquisitive- fond of discussion and investigation; curious

Astrophilic- extreme love of stars and celestial space

It was getting so boring to use ordinary words for an extraordinary person. Here’s a new list of the great things you are.


I couldn’t find much etymology about this word from an actual source, but it’s fairly easy to figure out if you know the meaning of the bases: Wonder means “A feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something unexpected + struck, the simple past-tense and past-participial of strike, which means "to hit forcefully” - in this case it is used as a participial (i.e. it’s a verb acting as an adjective).  It’s also the name of Taylor Swift’s new fragrance which made it especially hard to research.

Favorite word submitted by jasmine-live-out-loud

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Inside Too

Daily torture from life’s unforgiving hurdles, I just wish she’d save me more;
The compassion I showed became a sudden waste, yes, a daily chore.
Dumped on McDonalds fries, an asshole. No wonder they despise you;
Remember next time to not just look from the outside, but wash the grater from the inside too.

A cultured idiot never looks left, he fears that God might interrupt;
He disliked fast food, a bastard who never looked at life’s inner crust.
Too bad, his new gal just loved to go out and party;
Is she a virgin ? At 18 ? Probably, maybe, partly…

See, he thought of punching real bags of sand, and not the occasional red ones;
Rattling about, confused in prose over what God said once.
Did He not say do unto others, as you’d have them do unto you? 
But you took my rib you see, now you want me to give you another too?

An endangered specie, is the good guy, who always sees the bigger picture;
Don’t hide your ART, give it life, then you’ll see its hidden feature.


uncommon words for the signs:

 check your moon/lilith

aries: vendetta (n.)

a blood feud in which the family of a murdered person seeks vengeance on the murderer or the murderer’s family.

taurus: hiraeth (n.)

a homesickness for a home you can’t return to, or that never was.

gemini: phosphenes (n.)

the light and colors produced by rubbing your eyes.

cancer: vellichor (n.)

the strange wistfulness of used bookshops.

leo: nepotism (n.)

the unfair practice by a powerful person of giving jobs and other favors to relatives.

virgo: ephemeral (adj.)

lasting for a very short time.

libra: cromulent (n.)

appearing legitimate but actually being spurious.

scorpio: masochism (n.)

the tendency to derive pleasure, especially sexual gratification, from one’s own pain or humiliation.

sagittarius: bacchus (n.)

god of wine and revelry; giver of ecstasy and madness.

capricorn: oblivion (n.)

the state of being unaware or unconscious of what is happening.

aquarius: iridescent (adj.)

producing a display of rainbow-like colors.

pisces: effervescence (n.)

bubbles in a liquid