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Word Nerd:Illecebrous

Word Nerd Header Apr 2016 via LaWhimsyillecebrous definition Word Nerd via LaWhimsyIllecebrous is captivatingly beautiful, alluring, enticing. Illecebrous is a fairly archaic and obsolete word that derives from the Latin illecere (to entice) and -ous. Illecebrous appeared in the 1913 Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary.

Illecebrous is quite the mouthful of a word, though there is certainly a lovely allure to such a word, especially to a verbivore like myself! I’m not sure how illecebrous would flow in a sentence, though visually it looks delightful – I mean, “Her mind was as illecebrous as her physical charms.” or “As soon as He began to speak, His illecebrous qualities multiplied.” are both fantastic sentences! The more I say illecebrous out loud, the more it begins to pour from my lips like poetry!

illecebrous feelings ever flowing digital image art by Ella of LaWhimsyIllecebrous desires flooded my senses, the allure of it all not lost but reawakened… ~ Ella

When I first stumbled upon illecebrous I wasn’t fully sold on it’s use, but the more I play with it, the more enamored I become. I suppose you could say that illecebrous is perfectly defined! What do you think of it and how would you use illecebrous?

Namaste ~ Ella

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