“Simply by changing your habitual vocabulary, you can instantaneously change how you think, how you feel, and how you live.” ~ Tony Robbins
“People with an impoverished vocabulary live an impoverished emotional life; people with rich vocabularies have a multihued palette of colors with which to paint their experience, not only for others, but for themselves as well.” ~ Tony Robbins
“Few activities are as delightful as learning new vocabulary.” ~ Tim Gunn
Words that have deep meaning….create a space and an appetite for inspired words.
I LOVE learning new words, opening emails with words of the day and sharing wherever I can with anyone who will appreciate a good word. Hope you find some here. enJOY!
Philocalist: [to me the pronunciation sounds like fill-o-ca-list] [‘philos’- ‘lover of’ ‘kalos’-beauty] LOVER of BEAUTY; finds beauty in all things.
Aliferous: having wings
Saudade: a deep emotional state of melancholic longing for a person or thing that is absent
Epiphany: A life changing realization
Redamancy: [to me the pronunciation sounds like read-a-mancy] the act of loving someone who loves you back; a love returned in full. Redamancy is what happens when the feeling is mutual.
Querencia: sanctuary where you feel safe. Querencia means “a place where one draws inspiration or strength from,” or “the place where one feels most comfortable and true.” Querencia is a Spanish word that has no direct or perfect English translation.[taken from daunter]
Reverie: A daydream; you are lost in your own thoughts.
Scrumdiddlyumptious: extremely tasty or delicious
Eudaemonia: State of being lucky
Metanoia: the journey of changing your mind, heart, self, and way of life. [ie: spiritual awakening]
Flimflam: Trick or deception
Euphoria: A State of extreme Happiness
Snuggery: a cozy room
Sobriquet: nick name
Mellifluous: Beautiful Sounding
Thalassophile: Lover of the Sea
Quintessence: Perfect example
Sanguine: Optimistic and Positive
Scintilla: A trace or spark of something
Serendipity: Chain of events that occurs in a favorable way
Surreptitious: Clandestine (keep a secret or done secretly)
Wistfulness: Yearning or desire
Snazzy: stylish and attractive
Zenith: The highest, most successful point of a situation
Frangipani: a perfume imitating the flower of a tropical tree or shrub
Raconteur: a person who is skilled in telling stories in an amusing and skilled way.
Splendiferous: splendid; magnificent; fine
Verve: Enthusiasm or vigor
Ineffable: too great to be expressed in words
Limerence: The state of being infatuated by another person
Sonder: the realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own.
Eunoia: [greek word for good will] beautiful thinking; healthy mind.
Hope this list gets you learning and including new words into your day to day. It is so enJOYable to learn how to pronounce words, use them in a sentence, quiz family members, etc.
Learning new words is a great way to challenge yourself to stretch and grow. Because if you are not growing…you are dying. Reach beyond your normal and take on little challenges each day that help you aspire to be your best self.
Cheers to you. Yay You! Peace. Love and Light to you. xoxo -H