PROFOUND (adj)
a feeling, quality or emotion that is very great, intense and affecting.
something or someone with great knowledge or insight.
EMOLLIENT (adj)
a softening, soothing agent.
something calm or conciliatory.
PHOSPHENES (n)
the sprinkled burst of stars and colours you see when you rub your eyes.
SAFFRON (n)
a crocus that flowers in autumn with reddish-purple flowers. used for spices, food colouring and dyes.
a yellow-orange colour.
ETHEREAL (adj)
wispy, delicate, light, seemingly intangible.
MELLIFLUOUS (adj)
a honey-like sound which is smooth and lovely to hear.
GLEAM (v)
to briefly shine or reflect a bright light.
LUMINESCENCE (n)
a light emitted by a non-heated substance.
SYZYGY (n)
an alignment or pair, usually in reference to celestial bodies.
SUSURRUS (n)
a whispering or rustling.
EFFERVESCENT (adj)
a fizzy liquid that produces bubbles.
energetic, vivacious.
CADENCE (n)
a vocal inflection or modulation, the rhythm of an intonation or written text.
the closing sequence of notes or chords in a musical phrase.
AUTUMNAL (adj)
characteristic of autumn.
CERULEAN (adj)
a vivid, deep, sky-blue colour.

UNUSUAL WORDS

BENTHOS (n)
flora and fauna found in the bottoms of seas and lakes.
SPHALLOLALIA (n)
flirtatious conversations that go nowhere.
LUCENT (adj)
shining, glowing or radiating light.
MONTIVAGANT (adj)
someone who wanders in hilly and mountainous areas.
NOEGENESIS (n)
gaining new knowledge and wisdom from a sensory or intellectual experience.
TARANTISM (n)
an urge or uncontrollable impulse to dance.
YONDERLY (adj)
absent, vacant, mentally or emotionally distant.
BASOREXIA (n)
a strong urge to kiss.
EBULLIENCE (n)
an overflow of energy, exhilaration. an exuberant quality.
KNISMESIS (n)
light, feathery tickling.
BOMBINATE (n)
to make a loud buzzing or humming sound.
PETRICHOR (n)
the smell of rain after a long spell of dry weather.

PRETTY WORDS

CHATOYANT (adj)
a band of bright light from the lustrous reflections of a gem.
NYMPH (n)
a fantastical nature spirit that can live in rivers, woods or other natural habitats.
DENOUEMENT (n)
the final part of a narrative where the mystery is revealed, main conflict resolved, and the situational outcomes decided and made clear.
PEACHY (adj)
having some quality comparable to that of a peach.
attractive, ideal
DULCET (adj)
of a sound - sweet, soothing, mellow. usually used ironically.
EPHEMERAL (adj)
short-lived.
EPIPHANY (n)
a sudden and momentous realisation.
FETCHING (adj)
attractive.
GOSSAMER (n)
a thin, delicate material. usually refers to cobwebs. insubstantial.
LISSOM (adj)
graceful, slim, limber.
NEMESIS (n)
an enemy; usually a long-standing one.
SERENDIPITY (n)
a happy outcome of events through accident and luck rather than design.
TWINKLING (adj)
sparkling, or shining with a light of dynamic and changing brightness.
MELANCHOLY (adj)
an introspective, pensive sorrow that generally has no obvious cause.
ZENITH (n)
the point where something is at its peak.
the point in the sky directly above an observer.
PRISM (n)
a solid geometric shape featuring two similar, equal and parallel rectilinear ends, with parallelograms for sides.
a glass or similar transparent object in the form of a prism that is able to separate white light into a spectrum of colours.
RADIANCE (n)
reflected or emitted light or heat.
a great joy or love evident in someone's countenance.
glowing skin, usually taken as an indicator of good health or youth.

WORDS ABOUT LIFE

NEBULOUS (n)
a hazy or cloudy state.
a vague or ill-defined statement or concept.
RHAPSODIC (adj)
an enthusiastic and passionate emotional expression.
HALCYON (adj)
a peaceful, joyful state or place.
SEMPITERNAL (adj)
unchanging, everlasting and eternal.
HOPE (n)
an expectation or desire for a certain outcome.
QUIESCENT (adj)
a dormant state.
METANOIA (n)
a change in a way of life.
SERENE (adj)
a peaceful, tranquil state.
BLOSSOM (n)
a flower or mass of flowers.
a state of flowering and growth.
BRIGHT (adj)
shining or filled with light.
vivid and bold, cheerful, vivacious.
smart, intelligent.
GLORIOUS (adj)
possessing striking qualities and splendour.
deserving of fame and admiration.
GENTLE (adj)
a mild, tender temperament. kind in character.
gradual in effect or degree, not strong or violent.
SENTIENCE (n)
the capacity to perceive, feel, and experience subjectively.
TWILIGHT (n)
a period of decline or obscurity.
the time of evening between daylight and darkness.

FOREIGN WORDS

KINTSUKUROI (n)
-Japanese-
the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold and understanding that the work is more beautiful for having been broken.
WABI-SABI (n)
-Japanese-
a philosophy based on the acceptance of transience and imperfection.
KOMOREBI (n)
-Japanese-
sunlight that is filtered through leaves and trees.
GOYA (n)
-Urdu-
a state of momentary suspension of disbelief when a story is so realistic that it temporarily becomes reality.
HIRAETH (n)
-Welsh-
a homesickness, nostalgia, or longing for a place that no longer exists or you cannot return to.
JIJIVISHA (n)
-Hindi-
a will to live; an indomitable spirit.
FIRGUN (n)
-Hebrew-
a simple, unselfish joy at someone else’s fortune or pleasure.
MERAKI (n)
-Greek-
the creativity, soul, and love found in your work.
JAYUS (n)
-Indonesian-
a joke that is so unfunny and poorly told that you can’t help but laugh anyway.
GIGIL (n)
-Filipino-
an irresistible urge to squeeze or pinch something or someone that is extremely cute.
UBUNTU (n)
-Nguni-
the belief that we are defined by our compassion and kindness towards others.
FORELSKET (n)
-Norwegian-
the euphoria felt when first falling in love.
UKIYO-E (n)
-Japanese-
a genre of Japanese art focused on showing subjects from everyday life.
FERNWEH (n)
-Greek-
a craving for far-off places; wanderlust.
NAZ (n)
-Urdu-
the pride that comes from the knowledge that you are loved no matter what you do.
MANGATA (n)
-Swedish-
the shimmering, road-like reflection of moonlight on water.
CREDERE (n)
-Latin-
to believe or think.
VIS (n)
-Latin-
power, force, or energy.
CHATOYER (v)
-French-
to gleam or glisten.
BISOU (n)
-French-
a friendly kiss.
ETOILE (n)
-French-
a star or something star-shaped.
LUCIOLE (n)
-French-
a firefly.

RARE WORDS

ADUMBRATE (v)
to represent in a sketch or outline.
to overshadow.
FRISSON (n)
a sudden flash of strong excitement or fear.
LALOCHEZIA (n)
the emotional relief felt when swearing or using indecent language.
AMELIORATE (v)
making something bad or unsatisfactory better.
ELYSIAN (adj)
blissful, wonderful, or having qualities that resemble elysium (a section of the afterlife reserved for heroes and the righteous, for those worthy of a happy afterlife).
SCINTILLA (n)
a tiny spark or trace of feeling.
SEMPITERNAL (adj)
eternal and unchanging.
VESPERTINE (adj)
things relating to or occurring in the evening.
ZEPHYR (n)
a very soft, gentle breeze.
SYNECDOCHE (n)
a figure of speech where a part is representative of the whole; as in "the pen is mightier than the sword" (meaning the media is more powerful than the military).
VERISIMILITUDE (n)
the appearance of being real or true.
AUBADE (n)
a poem or musical work relating to or appropriate for the dawn.

MEANINGFUL WORDS

KALON (n)
a beauty that is more than skin-deep.
EPHORIZE (v)
to control, or have an absolute influence over
KALOPSIA (n)
the delusion of things being more beautiful than they actually are.
EUNOIA (n)
a healthy mind, or beautiful thinking.
AMARANTHINE (adj)
eternal, unfading.
a reddish-purple colour.
PARACOSM (n)
a detailed and lasting imaginary world created by a child.
SELCOUTH (adj)
strange, weird, uncommon.
PALINOIA (n)
an obsessive repetition of something until it is mastered or perfect.
CATHECT (v)
investing or attaching emotion to something, whether that be a person, idea, or object.
MIZPAH (n)
the deep emotional connection or bond between people, in particular those separated by death or distance.
NEMESISM (n)
an internal, self-focused anger or frustration to oneself and one’s way of living
ORENDA (n)
the energy present in all people that can enable them to effect change in their own lives or the world.
ACATALEPSY (n)
the belief that human knowledge cannot ever have true certainty; the impossible task of comprehending the universe and all inside it
NEPENTHE (n)
any act or substance that can induce a pleasant forgetfulness; especially one that dulls sadness or trouble.