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Word Nerd: Linguaphile

Linguaphile means one who loves languages and words. Linguaphile originates from the Latin lingua (tongue, language) and the Greek philos (loving). Linguaphile is a fairly straightforward word and one that few fellow Word Nerds really need defined. I mean, those of us who actively enjoy discovering and using new words are linguaphiles and we know… Continue reading Word Nerd: Linguaphile

lunette takes it's shape from the beauty of the crescent moon via lawhimsy
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Word Nerd: Lunette

Lunette (pronounced loo-nette) is a crescent-shaped figure or object. In architecture a lunette is an area in the plane of a wall enframed by an arch or vault with a painting, sculpture, or window usually filling said area. In nature a lunette is a low crescentic mound (such as of sand) formed by the wind.… Continue reading Word Nerd: Lunette

fika means having coffee with friends and enjoying the good things in life via lawhimsy
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Word Nerd: Fika

Fika (pronounced fee-ka) is both a Swedish verb and noun that roughly means to drink coffee or tea, usually accompanied by something sweet to eat. the Swedish concept of a coffee break. Fika is much more than that, however, since in Swedish culture Fika is truly a state of mind that involves slowing down, connecting… Continue reading Word Nerd: Fika

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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