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Obscure Color Words

albicant: whitish; becoming white
amaranthine: immortal; undying; deep purple-red colour
aubergine: eggplant; a dark purple colour
azure: light or sky blue; the heraldic colour blue
celadon: pale green; pale green glazed pottery
cerulean: sky-blue; dark blue; sea-green
chartreuse: yellow-green colour
cinnabar: red crystalline mercuric sulfide pigment; deep red or scarlet colour
citrine: dark greenish-yellow
eburnean: of or like ivory; ivory-coloured
erythraean: reddish colour
flavescent: yellowish or turning yellow
greige: of a grey-beige colour
haematic: blood coloured
heliotrope: purplish hue; purplish-flowered plant; ancient sundial; signalling mirror
hoary: pale silver-grey colour; grey with age
isabelline: greyish yellow
jacinthe: orange colour
kermes: brilliant red colour; a red dye derived from insects
lovat: grey-green; blue-green
madder: red dye made from brazil wood; a reddish or red-orange colour
mauve: light bluish purple
mazarine: rich blue or reddish-blue colour
russet: reddish brown
sable: black; dark; of a black colour in heraldry
saffron: orange-yellow
sarcoline: flesh-coloured
smaragdine: emerald green
tilleul: pale yellowish-green
titian: red-gold, reddish brown
vermilion: bright red
virid: green
viridian: chrome green
xanthic: yellow
zinnober: chrome green
Posted on Jan 08— 1 year ago
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Is this like… writer porn?



My body is ready

I have shivers.

Posted on Sep 01— 1 year ago


pronunciation | ‘zUg-zwang
submitted by | my friend Alex
submit words | here

Posted on Aug 27— 1 year ago

Words to keep inside your pocket


  • Quiescent - a quiet, soft-spoken soul.
  • Chimerical - merely imaginary; fanciful. 
  • Susurrus - a whispering or rustling sound. 
  • Raconteur - one who excels in story-telling. 
  • Clinquant - glittering; tinsel-like. 
  • Aubade - a song greeting the dawn. 
  • Ephemeral - lasting a very short time. 
  • Sempiternal - everlasting; eternal. 
  • Euphonious - pleasing; sweet in sound. 
  • Billet-doux - a love letter. 
  • Redamancy - act of loving in return.
Posted on Aug 23— 1 year ago
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pronunciation | rE-kum-‘ben-ti-bus
note | sometimes followed by an offer of ice for treatment of injury

Posted on Aug 15— 1 year ago
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pronunciation | ‘vA-ga-rE
submitted by | cutmeout
submit words | here

Posted on Aug 14— 1 year ago
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Jodi Picoult, Second Glance

Posted on Aug 13— 1 year ago
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Thornton Wilder, The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Posted on Aug 13— 1 year ago
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Beautiful Words (P)

When I call a word beautiful, sometimes it refers to the meaning behind the word. Sometimes it refers to how the word sounds as it rolls over the tongue.

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Posted on Aug 10— 1 year ago

Beautiful Words (O)

When I call a word beautiful, sometimes it refers to the meaning behind the word. Sometimes it refers to how the word sounds as it rolls over the tongue.

Oasis: (n) fertile, vibrant, or green spot in a desert or wasteland

Oblivion: (n) condition or quality of being completely forgotten, void, forgetfulness

Obsequious: (adj) fawning, sycophantic, servile

Obsidian: (n) volcanic glass of a black shade

Ocelot: (n) undomesticated cat, like a small leopard

Odalisque: (n) female servant, female servant in a harem

Oeillade: (n) an amorous glance, ogle

Oleander: (n) type of flower

Opacity: (n) opaqueness, obscurity, impenetrability

Opalescent: (adj) milky and iridescent, shimmering with the colors of an opal

Opaque: (adj/n) impenetrable to light, not reflecting light, difficult to explain or understand

Ophidian: (adj) snake-like, like, shaped like, or relating to snakes

Opulence: (n) wealth, affluence, great abundance, profusion, pretentiousness

Opusculum: (n) minor work of literature

Orchestra: (n) large group of musicians with a variety of instruments

Oscillate: (v) to swing in an uninterrupted motion

Ossuary: (n) place, container or receptacle for holding the bones of the dead

Otiose: (adj) indolent, lazy, serving no useful purpose, futile, being a leisure

Oubliette: (n) dungeon with only opening at the top

Posted on Jul 26— 1 year ago
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pronunciation | E-cha-rE-ba chO-de
submitted by | lacedwithkisses
submit words | here
Japanese script | 行逢りば兄弟
with thanks to | the 24 people who sent in the right pronunciation

Posted on Jul 15— 1 year ago

ambedo n. a kind of melancholic trance in which you become completely absorbed in vivid sensory details—raindrops skittering down a window, tall trees leaning in the wind, clouds of cream swirling in your coffee—which leads to a dawning awareness of the haunting fragility of life

Posted on Jun 28— 1 year ago
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Beautiful Words (N)

When I call a word beautiful, sometimes it refers to the meaning behind the word. Sometimes it refers to how the word sounds as it rolls over the tongue.

Nacreous: (adj) iridescent, pearly, like mother-of-pearl or nacre

Naiad: (n) a nymph, a river, lake, fountain, or spring nymph or spirit

Naïveté: (n) inexperience, quality of being naïve, artlessness

Nebulae: (n) pl. collection of astral gases

Nemesis: (n) source of harm or ruin, unconquerable foe or enemy, vengeful opponent

Nenuphar: (n) a water lily, especially an Egyptian lotus

Neophyte: (n) a novice, tyro, beginner

Nepenthe: (n) drug of forgetfulness, anti-depression drug, remedy for sorrow

Nepheliad: (n) cloud nymph, nymph designated or of the clouds

Nimbus: (n) dark, grey cloud bearing rain, splendid atmosphere or aura, cloudy radiance

Nirvana: (n) a place or state of rest, harmony, or pleasure

Nocive: (adj) harmful, injurious

Noctilucence: (adj) cloud phenomenon typified by lights at night, visible or glowing at night

Nonchalant: (adj) feeling or appearing casually calm and relaxed, indifferent

Novae: (n) pl. collapsing or dying star

Novella: (n) short prose tale often characterized by moral teaching or satire

Novitiate: (n) novice, the living place of a novice, the state of being a novice, neophyte

Nugacious: (adj) trifling, trivial, insignificant, unimportant, worthless

Nullibicity: (n) state of non-existence, quality or state of being nowhere

Numeral: (n/adj) symbol used to represent, denote, or symbolize a number

Nymph: (n) seductive or lustful woman, fairy

Nymphet: (n) pubescent girl regarded as sexually desirable, young, sexually precocious girl

Posted on Jun 20— 1 year ago


And the man of the world said unto his brother, “The lamp must have shown Aladdin a great treasure. The will and strength enough to grant three wishes to any man.”

The brother, a scientific man, said unto the man of the world, “This is nonsense, it was simply a lamp. Perhaps a poison of some kind, causing temporary madness. Aladdin simply made good on a hallucination.”

Their neighbor, a nihilist, replied, “It’s just a goddamn lamp. No spirits, no plants, no willpower. Nothing matters, apart from the feats Aladdin accomplished.”

Another neighbor,a shopkeeper joins and says, “Allah must have come to show him the way. Perhaps he sent a warrior of the spirit to grant him great focus and clemency, providing the faith to create miracles. Allah be praised for this.”

A small child, asked “But the story speaks of a Genie. Why does it have to be anything else, but what the story says? How it was told by Aladdin himself? Do you not trust him?”

The men laughed and patted his head, telling him to sit down with his foolishness.

The wisest, and the quietest among them finally spoke, much to their surprise. Removing his long pipe from his lips, he blew smoke from his mouth, and caught the  boy by the chest as the others shooed him away.

Kneeling before him, he stood out of view of the other men, and removed a small, shiny object from his robes.

It was a small, shabby lamp.

The pipe smoking man moved his eyes from the shadow to look at him.

“And who is it that says, these things cannot all be true?” he asked, tucking the lamp into the boy’s robes.

Posted on Jun 01— 1 year ago


pronunciation | \moor-‘Ef-ok\ (moor-EEF-ock)

Posted on May 31— 1 year ago