January 9, 2014

Favourite English Words

Ambiance: the mood, character, quality, tone, atmosphere, etc., particularly of an environment or milieu
Bliss: supreme happiness; utter joy or contentment
Cyan: a type of greenish-blue
Divine: heavenly; celestial
Elsewhere: somewhere else; in or to some other place
Ephemeral: lasting a very short time; short-lived
Epitome: a perfect example of a particular quality or type
Epiphany: revelation of thought, typically conceived after an eventful experience
Frost: a degree or state of coldness sufficient to cause the freezing of water
Glimpse: brief, incomplete view or look; to glance at
Incoherent: without logical or meaningful connection; disjointed; rambling
Kaleidoscope: optical item that utilizes mirrors to create interior symmetrical visions
Luscious: richly satisfying to the senses or the mind
Melancholia: a mental condition characterized by great depression of spirits and gloomy forebrings
Nemesis: something or someone whom a person cannot best, conquer or overcome
Oblivion: the state of being completely forgotten or unknown
Pristine: having its original purity; untouched; belonging to the earliest period or state
Quiver: to shake with a slight but rapid motion; tremble
Revelation: the act of revealing or disclosing
Serendipity: an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident or chance
Solace: comfort or consolation in a time of sadness or distress
Tranquility: quality or state of being tranquil; calmness; peacefulness; quiet; serenity
Tremendous: dreadful or awful; extraordinary in excellence; extraordinarily great in size, amount or intensity
Utopia: an ideal place or state
Vow: a solemn promise, pledge or personal commitment to an act, service or condition
Whilom: former; erstwhile
Xanthophyll: substance causing yellow colour of autumn leaves
Zen: a total state of focus that incorporates a total togetherness of body and mind

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