Feuillemorte

feuillemorte |ˈfɜːjəmɔrt|adjective • English, French of or having the color of dead or dying leaves. We're well and truly in the heart of fall now, and that means seasonal words abound! Autumn and winter always seem to be the seasons described with the most poignant and evocative words — their proximity to the end of …

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Taivaanrannanmaalari

taivaanrannanmaalari noun • Finnish a person who constantly dreams of impossible things; literally, "horizon painter". Alice laughed. "There's no use trying," she said: "one can't believe impossible things." "I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed …

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Aiteall

aiteall |ˈætʃɪl| noun • Irish the period of nice weather between two rain showers. Sometimes it seems like the weather where I live is experiencing a constant identity crisis. The storms here are the most unpredictable I've ever seen. There will be entire weeks of continuous forecasted thunderstorms, and during those weeks there might be …

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Merak

мерак |merak| noun • Serbian enjoyment of the simple things in life; the feeling of bliss and sense of oneness with the universe that comes from the simplest of pleasures. the ultimate, irrepressible desire of an individual. Happiness is underrated. It's a feeling everyone enjoys, certainly, and one that we are wont to spend our …

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Estival

estival |ˈɛstəvəl| (also aestival)adjective • English of, like, or pertaining to summer; occurring or appearing in, or typical of, the summer; summery. There are certain words that demand to be written about at a certain time, sometimes even during a specific week. For these words, I will wait for months until the right time comes. …

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Soodraght

soodraght |suːdrɑxt| noun • Manx the sound of waves hitting the shore. I've developed a very sudden fondness for Celtic languages. I've always found them interesting; any language that is able to rival English's notoriously low correlation between spelling and pronunciation earns my respect. But only as I began to research Manx, the official language …

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