Lenitive means the softening of pain or sorrow. Lenitive derives from the Latin lenire (to soften or soothe) - fun fact lenire also gave us the word lenient which originally meant relieving pain or stress. Lenitive also carries the obsolete meaning of a laxative (in medical terms). Personally I enjoy the word lenitive when using it… Continue reading Word Nerd: Lenitive
“'It's impossible,' said pride. 'It's risky,' said experience. 'It's pointless,' said reason. 'Give it a try', whispered the heart.” ~ Unknown At times it can feel as though there were almost a war going on inside yourself. A fight that pulls between your pride, your reason, and your heart. Often times the heart seems to… Continue reading Monday Mantra 165 – Give it a try whispered the heart.
Blithe is such a joyful word and it means one who has a blissful, ecstatic disposition. Blithe has taken on a second, not so positive meaning, which is one who shows a casual and cheerful indifference. I don't particularly care for that definition of blithe and prefer to use the word to mean overly joyful… Continue reading Word Nerd: Blithe