Incandescence

Incandescence

Incandescence: light produced by high temperatures.

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32 Of The Most Beautiful Words

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Petrichor

Petrichor: The pleasant, earthy smell after rain.

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Limerence

Limerence: The state of being infatuated with another person.

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Aurora

Originally the name of the Roman goddess of sunrise, the word aurora is now used to describe the dawn, as well as the stunning luminous phenomenon that takes place in the upper atmosphere of a planet's magnetic polar regions. For example, you may have a trip to see the Aurora Borealis as an item on your bucket list.

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Nefarious

Nefarious: Wicked, villainous, despicable.

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Somnambulist

Somnambulist: A person who sleepwalks.

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Mellifluous
  • This lyrical word refers to something that is sweet, smooth and enjoyable, especially when it comes to sound. 
  • You might find the early spring sounds of chirping birds to be quite mellifluous.

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Ineffable

Ineffable: Too great to be expressed in words.

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Hiraeth

Hiraeth: A homesickness for a home you can't return to, or that never was.

Welsh word without direct English translation

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Sonder

Sonder: the realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own.

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Luminescence

Luminescence: Light products by chemical, electrical, or physiological means.

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Defenestration

Defenestration: the act of throwing someone out of a window.

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Illicit

Illicit: Not legally permitted.

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Denouement

Denouement: the resolution of a narrative.

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Aquiver

Aquiver: Quivering, trembling.

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Epiphany

Epiphany: A moment of sudden revelation.

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Ethereal

Ethereal: Extremely delicate, light, not of this world.

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Syzygy

Syzygy: an alignment of celestial bodies.

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Solitude

Solitude: a state of seclusion or isolation.

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Oblivion

Oblivion: the state of being unaware of what is happening around you.

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Eloquence

Eloquence: the art of using language in an apt, fluent way.

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Sonorous

Sonorous: An imposingly deep and full sound.

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Effervescence

Effervescence: bubbles in a liquid.

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Bombinate

Bombinate: To make a humming or buzzing noise.

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Cromulent

Cromulent

  • Appearing legitimate but actually being spurious.
  • A word that embiggens the soul.

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Ephemeral

Ephemeral: lasting for a very short time.

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Iridescent

Iridescent: Producing a display of rainbowlike colors.

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Serendipity

Serendipity: The chance occurrence of events in a beneficial way.

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Epoch

Epoch: A particular period of time in history or a person's life.

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Supine

Supine: Lying face upwards.

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Phosphenes

Phosphenes: the light and colors produced by rubbing your eyes.

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Vellichor

Vellichor: the strange wistfulness of used bookshops.

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William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
  • He was the song of a glover and a grammar-school boy that attended Stratford
  • He is famously known as the world's greatest playwright who had a dynamic duality within himself
  • He had become an icon for English-speaking people throughout the world just like how Dante is for the Italians and Goethe for the Germans
  • Shakespeare was a person who kept to himself and died a mysterious man.

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Ten ways in which Shakespeare changed the world

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The Language Everyone Uses Is Weird

The English language is a universal tool for communication and is mastered even by non-native speakers. The many inconsistencies, quirks and complexities found in English can be confusing and highly frustrating for millions, both in verbal and written formats.

Other languages like French may have complexities like silent letters or certain complex rules, but nothing beats the English language, where letters, combination of letters and pronunciations follow hundreds of different rules and contradictory spellings.

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Why is the English spelling system so weird and inconsistent? | Aeon Essays

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Getting clear on thought

The knowledge of our thoughts can be effortless and instantaneous. Other times, our thoughts are obscure and we must work hard to gain clarity.

Trying to understand the process of turning thought into speech can illuminate the deeper challenges we face in articulation. It can transform our relation to our own thoughts, and help us develop our ideas in other areas.

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What comes first: ideas or words? The paradox of articulation | Aeon Essays

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