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Word Nerd: Lenitive

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

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Word Nerd: Blithe

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

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Word Nerd: Nacarat

Nacarat is a red-orange color, sometimes pale, sometimes bright, sometimes both (things can be both pale and bright!). Nacarat can also refer to fabric that is dyed such a shade. Nacarat is the burning color of a sunset and the pale, flaming shades the sky dims to as night closes in. Autumn leaves, ripening pumpkins… Continue reading Word Nerd: Nacarat