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Word Nerd: Ensorcell

Ensorcell means to bewitch, enchant, or charm. Ensorcell derives from the Middle French ensorceler, which is an alteration of Old French ensorcerer  from en- (in, into, on) and sorcier (sorcerer). Ensorcell was first used around 1535–45. Ensorcell is such a delightful word and it has several off-shoots including ensorcelled, ensorcelling, and ensorcellment. The ensorcellment of… Continue reading Word Nerd: Ensorcell

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Word Nerd: Sepulchre

Sepulchre is a burial vault, tomb, or grave. Sepulchre derives from the Latin root sepelire (to bury) and came to use in Middle English through Anglo-French means. Sepulchre was first used around the beginning of the 13th century. Sepulchre is a rather rare word since the terms burial, grave, and tomb are far more often… Continue reading Word Nerd: Sepulchre

Affirmation Mondays

Affirmation Mondays 340 ~ Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness…

"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness." ~ Iain Thomas Absence is sometimes a necessity to maintain one's softness... "Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you… Continue reading Affirmation Mondays 340 ~ Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness…

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Word Nerd: Plenilune

Plenilune is a full moon or the time of the full moon. Plenilune is a Middle English word that derives from the Latin plenilunium, which derives from plenus (full) and lunium / luna (moon). Plenilune is a word with a fairly straight forward definition - a full moon. Plenilune is such a poetic word ~… Continue reading Word Nerd: Plenilune

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Word Nerd: Punnet

A punnet is a small container or basket for fruits or vegetables. Punnet is of uncertain origin but is thought to be a diminutive of pun (British dialect word for pound). Punnet is used mostly in Commonwealth countries (though not Canada) and it's first recorded usage is around 1815 to 1825. Punnets are usually small… Continue reading Word Nerd: Punnet

Affirmation Mondays

Affirmation Mondays 339 ~ Ask Yourself, Does this support the love that I desire?

"Ask Yourself, Does this support the love that I desire?" ~ Ella Patrice Life is all about love... "Ask Yourself, Does this support the love that I desire?" Love. In so many ways love is the be all, end all of life. To love and be loved, the greatest of accomplishments, the dearest of desires.… Continue reading Affirmation Mondays 339 ~ Ask Yourself, Does this support the love that I desire?