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Word Nerd: Weald

Weald is a forested woodland or an area of open rolling upland. Weald in Old English specifically described the forest between the North and South Downs in Sussex, Kent, and Surrey. Weald is a West Saxon variant of Anglian wald/wold (an upland plain or stretch of rolling land). Weald is usually used capitalized when referring… Continue reading Word Nerd: Weald

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Word Nerd: Nepenthe

Nepenthe (pronounced ni-pen-thee) is anything, particularly a drug or drink, that induces a pleasurable forgetfulness of sorrow or trouble. Nepenthe is Greek in origin and it is the opposite of pathos. Nepenthe has long been popular with poets with the likes of Homer and Edgar Allen Poe utilizing nepenthe (or it's close kin) as a… Continue reading Word Nerd: Nepenthe

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Word Nerd: Riant

Riant means mirthful, smiling, cheerful. Riant can also be defined as having a pleasant aspect, agreeable to the sight, looking bright or cheerful, etc. Riant derives from the Middle French term rire (to laugh) which derives from the Latin rīdēre (to laugh). Riant is such a bright way to describe a person's buoyant, jocund, effervescent… Continue reading Word Nerd: Riant

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Word Nerd: Natsubate

Natsubate is a Japanese word that can be translated as "summer fatigue". Natsubate is the combination of the words natsu (summer) and bate, which is an abbreviation of bateru (to be very tired). Natsubate describes the fatigue (mental, emotional, and physical) that is brought on by the heat and humidity of summer weather. Natsubate has… Continue reading Word Nerd: Natsubate

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Word Nerd: Alpenglow

Alpenglow is the rosy light of the setting or rising sun seen on high mountains. Alpenglow derives from a partial translation of the German Alpenglühen, which combines Alpen (Alps) and glühen (to glow). Alpenglow is also described as an optical phenomenon that appears as a horizontal reddish glow near the horizon opposite of the Sun… Continue reading Word Nerd: Alpenglow

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Word Nerd: Eccentric

Eccentric is defined as deviating from the recognized or customary character or practice. Eccentric originally derived from the Greek words ex (out of) and kentron (center). The original meaning of eccentric in English meant "out of center" and since around the early 1600's eccentric has been used to describe one who is figuratively off-center. Eccentric… Continue reading Word Nerd: Eccentric