Wednesday Words – Week 2

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This weeks words are a mix of familiar and new ones…you  may have seen some in passing or in reading but take a gander….

SWEVEN (n.)

[ˈswɛvən]

  • a vision or dream

origin – Middle English/Old English {900}

separater

HYPNAGOGIC (adj.)

[/ˌhɪpnəˈɡɒdʒɪk/] 

  • relating to the state immediately before falling asleep.

origin – French {1885 – 90}

separater

BASOREXIA  (n.)

[ ba-sO-‘rek-sE-a]

  • an overwhelming urge to neck or kiss
  • a strong craving or hunger for kissing

 

separater

CAMHANAICH  (n.)

  • Early morning twilight

origin – Scots Gaelic

separater

LIMERENCE (n.)

[/ˈlɪmɪrəns/]

  • a state of mind resulting from romantic attraction,characterized by feelings of euphoria, the desire to have one’s feelings reciprocated, etc. 

origin – coined by American psychologist, Dorothy Tennov (1928–2007)

 

separater

QUIDNUNC (n.)

[kwid-nuhngk]

  • a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip; a gossip or busybody.

origin – Latin {1700 – 1710}

 

separater

More words for us to add to our expanding mental dictionary.  Try to use as many as you can and see what the response is.  You may just be pleasantly surprised.

 

As always,

 

Happy Reading,

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