Wrote this a year ago. ____ indicate a proper noun/location i cannot disclose because security reasons lol.
Amorphous: indefinite, shapeless
Cascade: steep waterfall
Cashmere: fine, delicate wool
Chrysalis: protective covering
Cinnamon: an aromatic spice; its soft brown color
Coalesce: unite, or fuse
Crepuscular: dim, or twilit
Crystalline: clear, or sparkling
Desultory: half-hearted, meandering
Epitome: embodiment of the ideal
Ethereal: celestial, unworldly, immaterial
Etiquette: proper conduct
Exuberant: abundant, unrestrained, outsize
Felicity: happiness, pleasantness
Filament: thread, strand
Idyllic: contentedly pleasing
Incorporeal: without form
Incandescent: glowing, radiant, brilliant, zealous
Ineffable: indescribable, unspeakable
Languid: slow, listless
Lilt: cheerful or buoyant song or movement
Lithe: flexible, graceful
Lullaby: soothing song
Luminescence: dim chemical or organic light
Mellifluous: smooth, sweet
Mist: cloudy moisture, or similar literal or virtual obstacle
Murmur: soothing sound
Myriad: great number
Penumbra: shade, shroud, fringe
Quintessential: most purely representative or typical
Redolent: aromatic, evocative
Resonant: echoing, evocative
Rhapsodic: intensely emotional
Sapphire: rich, deep bluish purple
Somnolent: drowsy, sleep inducing
Sonorous: loud, impressive, imposing
Spherical: ball-like, globular
Sublime: exalted, transcendent
Succulent: juicy, tasty, rich
Suffuse: flushed, full
Symphony: harmonious assemblage
Talisman: charm, magical device
Tessellated: checkered in pattern
Zenith: highest point
Cacophony: confused noise
Cataclysm: flood, catastrophe, upheaval
Chafe: irritate, abrade
Coarse: common, crude, rough, harsh
Cynical: distrustful, self-interested
Decrepit: worn-out, run-down
Disgust: aversion, distaste
Grimace: expression of disgust or pain
Grotesque: distorted, bizarre
Hoarse: harsh, grating
Mediocre: ordinary, of low quality
Obstreperous: noisy, unruly
Rancid: offensive, smelly
Shriek: sharp, screeching sound
Shrill: high-pitched sound
Shun: avoid, ostracize
Slaughter: butcher, carnage
Unctuous: smug, ingratiating
Visceral: crude, anatomically graphic
I like to listen into other people’s conversations. I know its extremely invasive and impolite, but I do it anyways. I stare at the speaker who is giving his/her diatribe or monologue, and I stare at them straight in the eye. When they notice, I quickly look down but not in a timid way. I’m not ashamed. I don’t revert my sight with my eyes are saying: sorry I wasn’t listening. I revert my sight saying: continue, I understand, I want to keep listening. Please keep speaking.
Words to keep inside your pocket:
- Quiescent - a quiet, soft-spoken soul.
- Chimerical - merely imaginary; fanciful.
- Susurrus - a whispering or rustling sound.
- Raconteur - one who excels in story-telling.
- Clinquant - glittering; tinsel-like.
- Aubade - a song greeting the dawn.
- Ephemeral - lasting a very short time.
- Sempiternal - everlasting; eternal.
- Euphonious - pleasing; sweet in sound.
- Billet-doux - a love letter.
- Redamancy - act of loving in return.
BroodTo think alone.
BucolicIn a lovely rural setting.
BungalowA small, cozy cottage.
ChatoyantLike a cat’s eye.
ConflateTo blend together.
CynosureA focal point of admiration.
DallianceA brief love affair.
DemureShy and reserved.
DenouementThe resolution of a mystery.
ElisionDropping a sound or syllable in a word.
ElixirA good potion.
EloquenceBeauty and persuasion in speech.
EmbrocationRubbing on a lotion.
EpiphanyA sudden revelation.
ErstwhileAt one time, for a time.
EtherealGaseous, invisible but detectable.
EvanescentVanishing quickly, lasting a very short time.
ForbearanceWithholding response to provocation.
GambolTo skip or leap about joyfully.
GossamerThe finest piece of thread, a spider’s silk
HalcyonHappy, sunny, care-free.
HarbingerMessenger with news of the future.
ImbricationOverlapping and forming a regular pattern.
ImbroglioAn altercation or complicated situation.
ImbueTo infuse, instill.
IncipientBeginning, in an early stage.
IngénueA naïve young woman.
InglenookA cozy nook by the hearth.
InureTo become jaded.
LabyrinthineTwisting and turning.
LagniappeA special kind of gift.
LagoonA small gulf or inlet.
LiltTo move musically or lively.
LissomeSlender and graceful.
LitheSlender and flexible.
MoietyOne of two equal parts.
MondegreenA slip of the ear.
NemesisAn unconquerable archenemy.
OffingThe sea between the horizon and the offshore.
OnomatopoeiaA word that sounds like its meaning.
PalimpsestA manuscript written over earlier ones.
PanaceaA solution for all problems
PanoplyA complete set.
PasticheAn art work combining materials from various sources.
PetrichorThe smell of earth after rain.
PlethoraA large quantity.
PyrrhicSuccessful with heavy losses.
RatatouilleA spicy French stew.
RavelTo knit or unknit.
RiparianBy the bank of a stream.
RippleA very small wave.
ScintillaA spark or very small thing.
SeraglioRich, luxurious oriental palace or harem.
SerendipityFinding something nice while looking for something else.
SummeryLight, delicate or warm and sunny.
SusquehannaA river in Pennsylvania.
TalismanA good luck charm.
UmbrellaProtection from sun or rain.
VestigialIn trace amounts.