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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Trochilidine

trochilidine |ˌtroʊˈkɪlədɑɪn|adjective • English of, like, or pertaining to hummingbirds. Birds are fascinating. They're marvels of the animal kingdom, capable of physical and mental acrobatics that are making us reconsider what is possible. Recent studies have illuminated them as astoundingly intelligent, and they even have language, a trait that was once thought unique to humans. …

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Frühjahrsmüdigkeit

Frühjahrsmüdigkeit |ˈfʀyːjaʀsmyːdiːçkaɪt|noun • German a sense of listlessness brought on by the coming of spring; literally, "spring fatigue". Theoretically, spring is now upon us. I've already started to see robins, who I trust to tell me the season more than I do the calendar, and there have been a couple of days so far when …

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Nubivagant

nubivagant |ˈnuːbɪvəgənt| adjective • English moving or wandering through or among the clouds. Clouds have many moods. The happy, fluffy clouds of a warm summer day are nothing like their dreary cousins of the overcast days of spring or autumn. Winter clouds are silent and bleak. Rainy days can be gloomy or peaceful, and there's …

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