duende |duˈɛndeɪ|noun • Spanish the mysterious power a work of art can have over a person; the moment in art when something else takes over. As much as I love words, I hold enormous respect for what can be achieved without them. While they are certainly useful tools, they aren't always necessary to communicate effectively …

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veiller |veje| verb • French to stay up late; to watch over. Waiting up until midnight to welcome in the new year has become something of a tradition for me. There's something distinctly special about whiling away the last few hours of the old year with a small group of friends, picking at snacks and …

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