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thor-ofasgard:

You should aim to grow your vocabulary everyday. Here’s a list of 50 words that are beautiful and very much underused.
Enrapture - Give intense pleasure or joy to
Visceral - Crude, anatomically graphic
Endearing - Cause to be liked or loved
Mauve - Of a pale purple colour
Convalescent - Recovering from an illness or surgery
Lascivious - Feeling or revealing an overt and often offensive sexual desire
Papillon - Butterfly in French
Petrichor - The smell of dry rain on the ground
Duende - Unusual power to attract or charm
Curiosity - A strong desire to know or learn something
Carousel - A merry-go-round
Altruism - The belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others
Wanderlust - a strong desire to travel
Incandescent - Emitting light as a result of being heated
Dulcet - Sweet and soothing sounds
Iridescent - Showing luminous colours that seem to change when seen from different angles
Shrill - High pitched noise
Languid - Displaying or having a disinclination for physical exertion or effort; slow and relaxed.
Lithe - flexible, graceful
Ailurophile - Cat lover
Seraglio - The women’s apartments (harem) in a Muslim palace
Wherewithal - The money or other means needed for a particular purpose
Ingénue - An innocent or unsophisticated young woman
Beleaguer - Lay siege to
Convolution - Coil or twist
Lush - Growing luxuriantly
Sumptuous - Splendid and expensive-looking
Engorge - Cause to swell
Regale - Entertain or amuse with talk
Acquiesce - To consent or comply passively without protest
Idiosyncrasy - A peculiarity of physical or mental constitution or temperament
Nepenthe - Something that induces forgetfulness of sorrow or eases pain
Pulchritudinous - Having great physical beauty or appeal
Salacious - Appealing to or stimulating sexual desire
Soigne - Showing sophisticated elegance
Undulation - Movement in waves
Yesternight - Last night
Zeitgeist - the spirit of the time and era
Bumbledom - Official pomposity and stupidity
Caustic - Capable of burning, corroding, dissolving or eating away
Clandestine - Something done in secret
Insatiable - Impossible to satisfy
Lachrymose - Weeping or inclined to weep; cry
Nihilistic - Believing all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated
Onomatopoeia - A word or a grouping of words that imitates the sound it is describing
Reverie - A state of abstracted musing; daydreaming
Machiavellian - Suggestive of or characterized by expediency, deceit, and cunning
Halcyon - Calm and peaceful
Guacemole - A thick paste of avocado, onion, lemon juice and seasonings
Crepuscule - Twilight; dusk

thor-ofasgard:

You should aim to grow your vocabulary everyday. Here’s a list of 50 words that are beautiful and very much underused.

  • Enrapture - Give intense pleasure or joy to
  • Visceral - Crude, anatomically graphic
  • Endearing - Cause to be liked or loved
  • Mauve - Of a pale purple colour
  • Convalescent - Recovering from an illness or surgery
  • Lascivious - Feeling or revealing an overt and often offensive sexual desire
  • Papillon - Butterfly in French
  • Petrichor - The smell of dry rain on the ground
  • Duende - Unusual power to attract or charm
  • Curiosity - A strong desire to know or learn something
  • Carousel - A merry-go-round
  • Altruism - The belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others
  • Wanderlust - a strong desire to travel
  • Incandescent - Emitting light as a result of being heated
  • Dulcet - Sweet and soothing sounds
  • Iridescent - Showing luminous colours that seem to change when seen from different angles
  • Shrill - High pitched noise
  • Languid - Displaying or having a disinclination for physical exertion or effort; slow and relaxed.
  • Lithe - flexible, graceful
  • Ailurophile - Cat lover
  • Seraglio - The women’s apartments (harem) in a Muslim palace
  • Wherewithal - The money or other means needed for a particular purpose
  • Ingénue - An innocent or unsophisticated young woman
  • Beleaguer - Lay siege to
  • Convolution - Coil or twist
  • Lush - Growing luxuriantly
  • Sumptuous - Splendid and expensive-looking
  • Engorge - Cause to swell
  • Regale - Entertain or amuse with talk
  • Acquiesce - To consent or comply passively without protest
  • Idiosyncrasy - A peculiarity of physical or mental constitution or temperament
  • Nepenthe - Something that induces forgetfulness of sorrow or eases pain
  • Pulchritudinous - Having great physical beauty or appeal
  • Salacious - Appealing to or stimulating sexual desire
  • Soigne - Showing sophisticated elegance
  • Undulation - Movement in waves
  • Yesternight - Last night
  • Zeitgeist - the spirit of the time and era
  • Bumbledom - Official pomposity and stupidity
  • Caustic - Capable of burning, corroding, dissolving or eating away
  • Clandestine - Something done in secret
  • Insatiable - Impossible to satisfy
  • Lachrymose - Weeping or inclined to weep; cry
  • Nihilistic - Believing all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated
  • Onomatopoeia - A word or a grouping of words that imitates the sound it is describing
  • Reverie - A state of abstracted musing; daydreaming
  • Machiavellian - Suggestive of or characterized by expediency, deceit, and cunning
  • Halcyon - Calm and peaceful
  • Guacemole - A thick paste of avocado, onion, lemon juice and seasonings
  • Crepuscule - Twilight; dusk

(Source: wordsnquotes)

Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.

Ursula K. Le Guin (via kushandwizdom)

Sex Is Sex. But Money Is Money. 

Step 323: You can’t love something you need

adulting:

If you need someone — how they make you feel, what they do for you, how they keep you whole — then you don’t actually love them, you just love the role they play in your life. The further you can push away from that need, the closer you’ll get to loving the human.

(This is an idea from Joko Beck’s Everyday Zen, which I *highly highly highly* recommend for anxious and/or ADD types, but this is true for everyone.)

I wish you’d never have to shed tears again..

unless they are tears of joy. 

You can be in a relationship for 2 years and feel nothing ; you can be in a relationship for 2 months and feel everything. Time is not a measure of quality; of infatuation, or love.

Not mine but find more here abbegraphics (via abbegraphics)

soffasupport:

rightnowbb:

brutereason:

These are from a wonderful book called The Art Of Comforting. Check it out and learn how to be better at supporting people going through difficult things.

OH MY GOD THIS IS AMAZING I NEED THIS SKILL SO MUCH

(not that i would say the stuff on the left. but i’d probably say something useless)

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