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

Hello hello! Sorry for my absence lately, I’m still travelling 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! 🙂


I adore words. They have power.  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 everything 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 Instead, it’s been replaced by texting abbreviations, simple sentences, and spelling everything wrong.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. 😀

>> Effervescent

adjective

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

>> Ineffable

adjective

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

>> Petrichor

noun

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

>> Solace

noun

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

>> Eucatastrophe

noun

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

>> Bucolic

adjective

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

>> Opaque

adjective

  1. not transparent or translucent; not shining or bright

>> Blithe

adjective

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

>> Smidgen

noun

  1. a very small amount of something

>> Zephyr

noun

  1. a soft, gentle breeze

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

 ❤ Yasimone