Words to Use More Often #4 [Valentine’s Day Edition]

Hello again, friends!

As we all know, Valentine’s Day is today. šŸ˜€ And I’m sure while some of us have lovely plans, others will be content with living romance vicariously through books. šŸ˜›

Since, last year, I wrote a post called This Valentine’s Day, Buy Someone A Book, (It’s been exactly a year and two daysĀ since I wrote that! Goodness me, how time flies) I thought I’d continue the tradition and publish something Valentine’s Day-related. We haven’t had one of these Words to Use More Often posts in a while, so here you have fourteen words that, for whatever reason, remind me of love. Enjoy!

words to use more often

+ Billet-Doux


  1. a love letter.

+ Saccharine


  1. excessively sweet or sentimental.

+ Vestige


  1. a trace of something that is disappearing or no longer exists.

+ Redamancy


  1. the act of loving someone in return; requiting one’s love.

+ Idyll


  1. a very happy or peaceful time or situation.

+ Pianissimo

adjective or adverb

  1. (of music) very soft or softly.

+ Palpitate


  1. (of the heart) to beat fast or irregularly.

+ Twinge


  1. a brief, sharp pang of emotion.

+ Rhapsody


  1. an enthusiastic or ecstatic expression of feeling.

+ Lustrous


  1. having a soft glow or sheen.

+ Quixotic


  1. idealistic but impractical; overly romantic

+ Reverie


  1. a daydream; the state of being pleasantly lost in one’s thoughts.

+ Tryst


  1. a private, romantic rendezvous between lovers.

+ Warble


  1. sing in a trilling or quavering voice

ā¤ Yasimone


Words to Use More Often: #3 [Autumn Edition]

Hey everyone! To celebrate autumn, here’s a list of words that remind of one of the most beautiful times of the year— the season of pumpkin spice lattes, of falling, crunching leaves, of cozy jackets and cold cheeks, and of looking out the window at the stunning, rainy world outside. (Can you tell how much I like autumn? šŸ˜› Although, of course,Ā all of the seasons are great in their own way!)

+ Foliage


  1. plants leaves, collectively; leafage

+ Hearth


  1. the floor or area in frontĀ of a fireplace

+ Quaint


  1. charmingly old-fashioned
  2. attractively unusual

+ Ember


  1. a small piece of burning or glowing coal or wood in a dying fire.

+ Caramel


  1. sugar that has been heated into a smooth, chewy dark- to light-brown paste.

+ Crisp


  1. (describing the weather, not the snack) fresh, cool,Ā invigorating.

+ Psithurism


  1. the sound of wind rustling leaves.

+ Ablaze


  1. burning fiercely.
  2. bright and colourful.

+ Laurel


  1. any shrubs and other plants with dark green glossy leaves (such as the bay tree or mountain laurel).
  2. the leaves from a laurel woven into a wreath worn on the head as an symbol honour or victory in oldenĀ times

ā¤ Yasimone

P.S.- Use the word “psithurism” around your friends and leave them bewildered at your amazing vocabulary skills. šŸ˜‰

P.P.S.- How fun is that to say? It actually sounds like what it means!

P.P.P.S.- Okay, so I just looked that up and apparently words that sound like what they mean are called onomatopoeia (which IĀ  already knew) or echomimetics (which I didn’t know).

P.P.P.P.S.- Ooh, that should be my theme for my next Words to Use More Often post!

P.P.P.P.P.S.- Enough post-scripts. This is getting out of hand! šŸ˜›

Words to Use More Often: #2

Well, hello there!

It’s been a while!Ā I’m finally back home after an amazing vacation and yet I’ve got so much to catch up on in Travel Snippets! šŸ˜ Worry not though, I’m back on schedule (hopefully) and will be posting more Travel Snippets as well as Book Reviews and Book Chats, both of which I was unable toĀ write while abroad due to my lack of books. So, for now, here’s another Words to Use More Often— interesting words that I love and want to bring back into everyone’s daily vocabulary. Enjoy!

>> Ethereal


  1. exquisitely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world.

>> Bliss


  1. pure joy; perfect happiness

>> Elusive


  1. difficult to find, catch, or achieve

>> Labyrinth


  1. a complicated, irregular network of passages and paths where it is difficult to find the way out; a maze

>> Loquacious


  1. talkingĀ a great deal; talkative

>> Briar

noun [alternate spelling: brier]

prickly, scrambling bushes, such as wild roses

>> Discombobulated


frustrated, confused

>> Marginalia


  1. notes in the margins of a book

>> Regal


  1. resemblingĀ that of a monarch
  2. majestic and dignified

>>Ā  Nonchalant


  1. feeling casual and calm
  2. not showing interest or anxiety; appearing neutral

ā¤ Yasimone

New Series || Words to Use More Often: #1

Hello hello! Sorry for my absence lately, I’m still travellingĀ abroad and it’s so much fun! I’m constantly busy, and WiFi is a little scarce at the moment, but don’t worry; I promise to try to posting more often. I know this isn’t a travel blog, but I might be posting a couple things about my travels sometime soon, so look forward to that. Anyway, this post is a little something that popped into my brain a couple days ago, which is a weekly list of words that catch my whimsy and that I want to be able to use more often. Lists and pretty words, what’s not to love? Enjoy! šŸ™‚

I adore words. They have power. Ā Using them in different ways makes people smile or laugh or weep or think. They open your eyes to new things, amuse you, comfort you, teach you. Words are everythingĀ and everything is a word. But I’ve noticed that in this age of instant gratification, eloquence is out. Instead, it’s been replaced by texting abbreviations, simple sentences, and spelling everything wrong. So I’ve made it my mission to bring back beautiful words. Care to join me?

Here’s my first list of words I love and wish people would use more often. I’m definitely integrating them into my daily vocabulary. šŸ˜€

>> Effervescent


  1. (of a liquid) giving off bubbles; fizzy
  2. (of a personality) vivacious and enthusiastic; bubbly and lively

>> Ineffable


  1. too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words.

>> Petrichor


  1. a pleasant smell that occurs after the first rain after a long period of dry and warm weather.

>> Solace


  1. comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or grief.

>> Eucatastrophe


  1. a favourable resolution to a story; a happy ending

>> Bucolic


  1. relating to the pleasantness of the countryside and rural life

>> Opaque


  1. not transparent or translucent; not shining or bright

>> Blithe


  1. having a casual and carefree indifference considered improper
  2. happy or cheerful

>> Smidgen


  1. a very small amount of something

>> Zephyr


  1. a soft, gentle breeze

Well, that’s all for this week! Are there any words that you particularly like, whether for their meaning orĀ how they soundĀ or the way they’re spelled? Have a lovely day!

Ā ā¤ Yasimone