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Word Nerd: Diablerie

Diablerie is the quality of being reckless or wild in a charismatic way. Diablerie also means magic or witchcraft connected with devils. Diablerie derives from the French diablerie (mischief), which is from Old French deablerie (sorcery), which comes from the Latin diabolus (the devil), which in turn is from the Greek diabolos (enemy, Satan). Quite… Continue reading Word Nerd: Diablerie

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Word Nerd: Ataraxia

Ataraxia (pronounced at-uh-rak-see-uh) is a state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety. Ataraxia derives from the Greek ataraktos (undisturbed) and in Greek ἀταραξία is generally translated as imperturbability or tranquillity. Ataraxia is a Greek philosophical term that describes a sort of steady, clear-minded serenity that is characterized by an ongoing freedom from stress and… Continue reading Word Nerd: Ataraxia

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Word Nerd: Novaturient

Novaturient is desiring changes or alterations, usually in regards to one's life, behavior, or situation. The origin of novaturient comes from the Latin novāre (make new) and ent (present participial ending, i.e. word-forming element making a noun or verb an adjective). Novaturient could almost be a buzz word in the world of self-help (albeit a… Continue reading Word Nerd: Novaturient

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Word Nerd: Moulder

Moulder is to break down through rot or decay. Moulder is the chiefly British spelling variant of molder. Moulder is a word I use with an almost alarming frequency in the Autumnal months, though in my defense, mouldering is a truly beautiful descriptive that captures one of the defining essences of Autumn. The mouldering scents… Continue reading Word Nerd: Moulder

rudeneja weather it is starting to feel like Fall weather via LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Rudeneja

Rudeneja (pronounced ROO-den-Ay-HA) describes the way nature and/or the weather begins to feel like Autumn. Rudeneja is a Lithuanian word and that about sums up what I know technically about the word Rudeneja. Emotionally, well that's another story... Rudeneja feuillemortsusurrusis a word that sums up the touch of chill upon frosty morning air in early… Continue reading Word Nerd: Rudeneja

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Word Nerd: Apotelesma

Apotelesma is of or relating to the casting of horoscopes, or the influence of the stars on human destiny. Apotelesma derives from the Greek apotelesmatikos (astrologically influential). Apotelesma is an archaic term and thus it's not a word that one would likely come across in a casual manner. I like apotelesma because I have a… Continue reading Word Nerd: Apotelesma