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10 awesome words not used enough

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Lyndsey Wagner is a woman of many words!

Lyndsey Wagner is a woman of many words!

Lyndsey Wagner is a woman of many words!

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  1. Mellifluous – (adj.) a sound that is sweet and smooth, pleasing to hear. Pronounced mah-lif-loo-is, this word caught my attention because I couldn’t remember having ever come across it before! And maybe because it’s slightly reminiscent of the name maleficent.
  2. Gruntled – (adj.) pleased, satisfied, and contented. Most writers have used the word disgrunted a time or two. I, personally, cannot wait until I get to use this one.
  3. Hiraeth – (n) a homesickness for a home you can’t return to, or that never was. While a bit melancholy, this Welsh word has no true English translation, but the feeling the word expresses is one a few have certainly experienced.
  4. Sonorous – (adj.) an imposingly deep and full sound. This is a dead-on description of country music singer Josh Turner’s voice. T a t.
  5. Petrichor – (n) the pleasant, earthy smell after rain. If you are anything like me, the scent of earth after a rain is nearly as intoxicating as curling up with a cup of coffee and a book beside a window to watch it fall in the first place.
  6. Sonder – (n) the realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own. This is a unique word, in that it describes a whole scenario in the course of six letters.
  7. Defenestration – (n) the act of throwing someone out of a window. Here is another situation-describing word, but I can only wonder how many times someone had to be thrown out of a window before the thought of creating a word just for the situation occurred.
  8. Recumbentibus – (n) a knockdown blow. This is a very special and fancy way of saying TKO.
  9. Haberdasher – (n) a dealer in men’s clothing. Not an uncommon word, but pretty awesome to say anyway!
  10. Bibliobibuli – (n) The sort of people who read too much. My favorite kind of people!

***Definitions courtesy of Merriam-Webster Dictionary website.

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