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“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.” 
― Patrick Rothfuss

Inspired by Mr. Only Words

Sunrise over Mountains

My favorite word:  


The warmth of the Sun in winter

epiphany     /ɪˈpɪf.ən.i/    noun

moment when you suddenly feel that you understand, or suddenly become conscious of, something that is very important to you

With this epiphany, my heart erupts into urgency. - Huffington Post

Rainbow Bubbles

iridescent     /ɪr.əˈdes.ənt/    adjective

showing many bright colours that change with movement

Her latest fashion collection features shimmering iridescent materials. - Cambridge Dictionary

nostalgia     /nɑːˈstæl.dʒə/    noun

a feeling of pleasure and also slight sadness when you think about things that happened in the past

Hearing that song again filled him with nostalgia- Cambridge Dictionary

incandescent   /ɪn.kænˈdes.ənt/  adjective

full of strong emotion

He was incandescent with rage. - Cambridge Dictionary


serendipity     /ser.ənˈdɪp.ə.t̬i/.    noun

an unplanned fortunate discovery

They found each other by pure serendipity. - Merriam-Webster

Abstract Surface

saudade     /saʊˈdɑːdə/    noun

the mixture of feelings of loss, lack, distance and love

As with all emotions, saudade has been an inspiration for many songs and compositions. - Wikipedia

ataraxia    /a-tə-ˈrak-sē-ə/     noun

a lucid state of robust equanimity characterized by ongoing freedom from distress and worry


The highest goal of an Epicurean disciple was ataraxia—tranquility of mind. - Erich Segal

perpetual    /pɚˈpetʃ.u.əl/     adjective


In an age of perpetual digital connectedness, why do people seem so disconnected? -  TIME

endeavor     /enˈdev.ɚ/     verb/noun

try hard to do or achieve something

Engineers are endeavoring to locate the source of the problem. - Cambridge Dictionary

predilection    /priː.dɪˈlek.ʃən/    noun

a preference or special liking for something

Ever since she was a child, she has had a predilection for spicy food. - Cambridge Dictionary

Sleeping Cat

aposiopesis    /ˌeɪ.mi.əˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/    noun

a speaker's deliberate failure to complete a sentence

People admire her for her amiability as much as her good sense. - Cambridge Dictionary


 rumination     /ˌruː.məˈneɪ.ʃən/    noun

the act of thinking carefully and for a long period about something

This film stuck out, demanding attention and rumination - Google

Pink Theme Bouquet

vivacity    /vɪˈvæs.ə.t̬i/    noun

the quality of being attractively energetic and enthusiastic

He was struck by her vivacity, humor and charm. - Google

amiability    /ˌeɪ.mi.əˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/    noun

the quality of being pleasant and friendly

People admire her for her amiability as much as her good sense. - Cambridge Dictionary

recherché    /rəˈʃer.ʃeɪ/    adjective

very unusual and chosen with great care in order to make people admire your knowledge or style

A few linguistic terms are perhaps a bit recherché for the average readership. - Google

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