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

Hello again, friends!

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

Since, last year, I wrote a post called This Valentine’s Day, Buy Someone A Book, (It’s been exactly a year and two days 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

❤ 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? 😛 Although, of course, all of the seasons are great in their own way!)

+ Foliage


  1. plants leaves, collectively; leafage

+ Hearth


  1. the floor or area in front 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, 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 olden times

❤ Yasimone

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

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 I  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! 😛