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

noun

  1. a love letter.

+ Saccharine

verb

  1. excessively sweet or sentimental.

+ Vestige

noun

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

+ Redamancy

verb

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

+ Idyll

noun

  1. a very happy or peaceful time or situation.

+ Pianissimo

adjective or adverb

  1. (of music) very soft or softly.

+ Palpitate

verb

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

+ Twinge

noun

  1. a brief, sharp pang of emotion.

+ Rhapsody

noun

  1. an enthusiastic or ecstatic expression of feeling.

+ Lustrous

adjective

  1. having a soft glow or sheen.

+ Quixotic

adjective

  1. idealistic but impractical; overly romantic

+ Reverie

noun

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

+ Tryst

noun

  1. a private, romantic rendezvous between lovers.

+ Warble

verb

  1. sing in a trilling or quavering voice

❤ Yasimone

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Words to Use More Often: #2

Well, hello there!

It’s been a while! I’m finally back home after an amazing vacation and yet I’ve got so much to catch up on in Travel Snippets! 😐 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 to 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

adjective

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

>> Bliss

noun

  1. pure joy; perfect happiness

>> Elusive

adjective

  1. difficult to find, catch, or achieve

>> Labyrinth

noun

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

>> Loquacious

adjective

  1. talking a great deal; talkative

>> Briar

noun [alternate spelling: brier]

prickly, scrambling bushes, such as wild roses

>> Discombobulated

adjective

frustrated, confused

>> Marginalia

noun

  1. notes in the margins of a book

>> Regal

adjective

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

>>  Nonchalant

adjective

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

❤ Yasimone