14 words I fell in love with this week.


Hyperborean –– what you would call an individual that lives in the extreme north or cold. With that said, I think it would be a funny word to use as an insult, “Shut up Richard, you hyperborean.”


Fantasticate –– to make fantastic. 


Bossdom ––  the status, influence or power of a boss. 


Sanguine –– staying optimistic or positive, especially in a bad situation. 


Festoon –– to decorate. 


Boisterous –– I like this word and use it often in my writing. It means to be noisy, energetic and rowdy. 


Apoplectic –– so overcome with extreme anger that it is nearly impossible to form words. 


Glissade –– to skillfully glide over ice or snow while descending a mountain. 


Mercurial –– this word has two meanings. One, it is used to describe a person that is subject to sudden unpredictable chances in mood or mind. Or, two, something containing the element of mercury or pertaining to the actual planet Mercury. 


Breatharian –– an individual who believes that through meditation it is possible to reach a level of consciousness where one can obtain all sustenance from the air and sunlight. Or, a word used to describe an idiot that doesn’t think you need food or water to survive. 


Kaleidoscope –– a toy tube containing mirrors and pieces of colored glass, creating reflections producing changing patterns that are visible through an eyehole when the tube is rotated.


Profligate –– to be recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources. Your rich friend might demonstrate profligate behavior with his spending of money. 


Biddable –– while this word doesn’t have the most powerful of meaning in the world (to be docile and obedient), I think it sounds neat. 


Fourteen –– equivalent to the product of seven and seven; five more than nine, or 6six less than twenty; 14.

By Cole Schafer.

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