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    Words You Like

    prevaricate
    denouement
    ontogenetic
    demesne

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    lacuna

    demimonde (literally 'half-world' in French)

    peduncle

    chimera
    "Better not to feel too much until the crisis ends—and if it never ends, at least we’ll have suffered a little less, developed a useful dullness...The constant—and very real—fear of being hurt, the fear of death, of intolerable loss, or even of “mere” humiliation, leads each of us, the citizens and prisoners of the conflict, to dampen our own vitality, our emotional and intellectual range, and to cloak ourselves in more and more protective layers until we suffocate." - Toni Morrison

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    ecdysis
    coruscate
    hyperborean

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    Thalassaemia

    Technically the name of a disease, so pretty though!
    Oh fuck it, Its the 90's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vison View Post
    Thalassaemia

    Technically the name of a disease, so pretty though!
    Sounds like the name of a region in Greece.


    spurious
    dubious
    putative

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.J.Woolf View Post
    Sounds like the name of a region in Greece.
    Aye, I think it comes from the words for "sea" and "blood," which sounds appropriate for a place name to me.
    Last edited by Vison; 01-13-2015 at 08:09 PM.
    Oh fuck it, Its the 90's.

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    I like these words but, also, their sound:

    obstreperous
    absquatulate

    To me, language is as much sound as meaning.

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    German illnesses

    KEVINISMUS
    The strange propensity to name children un-German, American-sounding names like Justin, Mandy, Dennis, Cindy, and Kevin.
    KREISLAUFZUSAMMENBRUCH
    Kreislaufzusammenbruch, or “circulatory collapse,” is something like “feeling woozy” or “I don’t think I can come into work today.”
    HÖRSTURZ
    Hörsturz refers to a sudden loss of hearing.
    FRÜHJAHRSMÜDIGKEIT
    Frühjahrsmüdigkeit or “early year tiredness” can be translated as “spring fatigue.”
    FERNWEH
    Fernweh is the opposite of homesickness. It is the longing for travel, or getting out there beyond the horizon, what you might call… awaysickness.
    PUTZFIMMEL
    Putzfimmel is an obsession with cleaning.
    WERTHERSFIEBER
    An old-fashioned type of miserable lovesickness that was named “Werther’s fever” for the hero of Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther.
    OSTALGIE
    Ostalgie is nostalgia for the old way of life in East Germany (“ost” means East).
    ZEITKRANKHEIT
    Zeitkrankheit is “time sickness” or “illness of the times.” It’s a general term for whatever the damaging mindset or preoccupations of a certain era are.
    WELTSCHMERZ
    Weltschmerz or “world pain,” is a sadness brought on by a realization that the world cannot be the way you wish it would be.
    ICHSCHMERZ
    Ichschmerz is like Weltschmerz, but it is dissatisfaction with the self rather than the world.
    LEBENSMÜDIGKEIT
    Lebensmüdigkeit translates as despair or world-weariness, but it also more literally means “life tiredness.”
    ZIVILISATIONSKRANKHEIT
    Zivilisationskrankheit, or “civilization sickness” is a problem caused by living in the modern world. Stress, obesity, eating disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.
    TORSCHLUSSPANIK
    Torschlusspanik or “gate closing panic” is the anxiety-inducing awareness that as time goes on, life’s opportunities just keep getting fewer and fewer and there’s no way to know which ones you should be taking before they close forever.
    "Better not to feel too much until the crisis ends—and if it never ends, at least we’ll have suffered a little less, developed a useful dullness...The constant—and very real—fear of being hurt, the fear of death, of intolerable loss, or even of “mere” humiliation, leads each of us, the citizens and prisoners of the conflict, to dampen our own vitality, our emotional and intellectual range, and to cloak ourselves in more and more protective layers until we suffocate." - Toni Morrison

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    Came across this word in Swann's Way today:

    transverberate

    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/transverberate

    Although note:

    http://holdsteady.wikia.com/wiki/Transverberate



    Quote Originally Posted by Dot View Post
    OSTALGIE
    Ostalgie is nostalgia for the old way of life in East Germany (“ost” means East).
    This one I knew. It was talked about in a couple of articles back when Goodbye Lenin was released.
    Die Logik ist keine Lehre, sondern ein Spiegelbild der Welt. Die Logik ist transcendental. - Wittgenstein

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    Anomie

    I like the way it rolls through the mouth
    Oh fuck it, Its the 90's.

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