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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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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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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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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