Discussion in 'Funstuff and Inspiration' started by Ray Sison, Mar 10, 2010.
I love pulchritude and comeliness--meaning "beauty"...
I love Bossa Nova...
I've long been intrigued by "exsanguination."
It begins with a sharp sound (like a puncture or cut) and then continues on with sounds that may suggest a relatively lengthy process of deflation or drainage, perhaps ending in death.
It means " ... the action or process of draining or losing blood."
To old dog...
old dog, thanks for that one. I have never heard of it before, though we've heard of sanguine. It does have a je ne sais quoi quality about it--coming out of nowhere!
Penultimate, April, and Onomatopoeic
Larinda, that's a good one. It has a sturdy Latin/Roman feel to it. It's also in the category of "How cool, they actually have a word for that!" ("next-to-last")
Meanwhile, at dictionary . com, I happened upon the origin of the word April:
c.1300, aueril, from O.Fr. avrill (11c.), from L. (mensis) Aprilis "(month) of Venus," second month of the ancient Roman calendar, dedicated to the goddess Venus and perhaps based on Apru, an Etruscan borrowing of Gk. Aphrodite. Replaced O.E. Eastermonað, which was similarly named for a fertility goddess. Re-spelled in M.E. on L. model (apprile first attested late 14c.).
JA, I like this word, too!
I like that one and also penultimate.
Let me add beatific. (Very spiritual.)
beatific means - from the dictionary - bestowing bliss, blessings, happiness, or the like: beatific peace.
i also like erudite. it means characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly: an erudite professor; an erudite commentary.
sambanada i also like (actually love) that word too!
Amanda, I like perspicacious: adjective meaning having or showing penetrating mental discernment; clear-sighted. From Latin perspicax "having the power of seeing through" (related to the noun perspicacity)...
I also like sagacious, meaning smart, judicious...
I like vicarious. It's such a sexy word ... unless you know what it means. :lol:
That is a nice-sounding word, pygmalion! :cheers:
Isn't it? :-D
Oddly enough, I also like to see very simple words used correctly. Ms R, my 2nd/3rd grade teacher, was a big stickler for homophones. So, umpty-jillion years later, nothing pleases me more than to see to, too and two (or other similar word families) used correctly.
Ms R/Mrs S was an awesome teacher!
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