Hiemal means pertaining to winter. Hiemal derives from the Latin word hiems (winter) which is also the base for the term hibernate. Hiemal is anything characteristic of, or occurring in winter. Hiemal is also a less common word for hibernal which has the same definition (and if you are like me, you're going "less common?!").… Continue reading Word Nerd: Hiemal
“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Why choose the heavy, toxic burden of hatred when love is light and bright and glorious? "I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear." For ages, eons… Continue reading Monday Mantra 187 – I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Pulchritude is great physical beauty. Pulchritude derives from the Latin adjective pulcher (beautiful). Various forms of pulchritude include the verb pulchrify (which means beautify) and the adjective pulchritudinous (which has the same meaning as pulchritude). Each form of pulchritude describes a heartbreaking, breathtaking form of physical beauty. While most would use pulchritude to characterize someone… Continue reading Word Nerd: Pulchritude