Friday 21 August 2015

5 words with great meanings

As you may or may not know, I am a great lover of words (a logophile, if you will). I have developed a sort of obsession when it comes to language and the way we use words - the fact that we have given meaning to different sounds simply astounds me. I’m aware of how sad that can come across, but I just can’t help it; whenever I discover a new word or phrase I get excited over it and can sometimes become slightly obsessed with them. I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to such words and their definitions, in case I need to check for a cool word at any time. So, I thought I would share a few of my favourites with you today, as a little insight into the little world of my weird and wonderful obsession.

1. Squiriferous

-To have the characteristics of a gentlemen. 
I’m looking at you Mr. Darcy.

2. Meliorism

-The belief that the world can be improved by human effort/can get better.
This word makes my insides go all mushy and fluffy – my faith in humanity is restored.

3. Redamancy

-The act of loving someone in return. 

4. Rastrophiliopustrocity

-A spontaneous combustion of creative spark that is followed by action in order to manifest and bring into existence.

5. Duende

-The feeling of profound awe experienced when viewing a piece of art, watching a performance or listening to music that has deeply moved a person.

What’s your favourite word and why? Tell me in the comments.

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