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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Aufbruchstimmung

Aufbruchstimmung |aʊfˈbʀoːçʃtɪmoːŋ| noun • German the mood of getting ready to depart from a place and/or try new things; an atmosphere of departure or change; a spirit of optimism or enthusiasm. Moving is something of a phenomenon. It’s not just something you do — it’s a state of mind and a state of being. You …

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Antejentacular

antejentacular |ˌæntəʤenˈtækjulər| adjective • English occurring before breakfast. When I came across this word I immediately thought of the White Queen's famous quote in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass: "Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." I'm sure many of us aspire to that level of productivity. Getting anything meaningful …

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