15 words I fell in love with this week.
I was supposed to ship these out yesterday morning, but I had the sudden urge to write about fighting the good fight.
Regardless, I am glad I waited until today because my God do I have some nice sexy word porn for us to drool over this afternoon.
We’ve got fifteen this week… since last week we had fourteen… and the week before that we had thirteen… and the week before that we had twelve… and the week before that we had eleven… and the week before that we didn’t have any at all.
My personal favorites from this week? Hyetal. Rasputin. Dragoon. Iconoclast.
Read them. Love them. And, most importantly, use them. Because let’s face it, the world doesn’t need anymore awesome’s.
Tutti— music term meaning “all”; all voices or instruments together.
Hyetal— this is a beautiful word that means –– of or relating to rain or rainfall.
Rasputin — an individual that exercises great but insidious influence. This word is derived from the evil Russian sorcerer monk, Grigory Efimovich Rasputin. He stood six foot four inches and was as creepy as a banshee.
Tantivy –– this word has two meanings, both of which are noteworthy. One, a swift or fast gallop. Two, a cry a hunter makes when riding a horse at full speed.
Goldilocks — neither being hot nor cold –– not varying from one extreme to the other.
Fain — to willing or gladly do something.
Ufology — the study of unidentified flying objects.
Piecemeal — one step at a time, gradually. I love this word because I think it defines everything our society is not. There is beauty in waiting. There is beauty in showing up each day. There is beauty in moving slow but moving purposefully. Not everything is a “start-up”.
Aberration— ahh, yet another lovely word. Aberration is the act of departing from the right, normal or usual course. The choice to deviate from the ordinary.
Marplot –– this is a fancier way of saying someone is a party pooper, a Debbie-downer, an asshat, etc. It is used to describe an individual who spoils a plot. I suppose it is more related to fiction.
Bashment — a large party or dance.
Dragoon— this word is one of my favorites simply because it sound so badass. It means to coerce or persuade someone into doing something. The wife dragooned her tight-wade of a husband into buying her the red heels.
Sylph — a mythical being like a sprite or fairy. This is a lovely word because it can also be used as an adjective to describe someone that is stunning and graceful.
Iconoclast — someone who attacks cherished beliefs or institutions.
Fifteen— equivalent to the sum of seven and eight. Or, the number that comes after fourteen and before sixteen.
By Cole Schafer.
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