nemorivagant a modern fairytale via LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Nemorivagant

Nemorivagant combines the terms nemoral (of a wood or grove) and vagant (a wanderer who has no established residence) into one utterly divine word that means wandering through a forest. Nemorivagant is one of many words that stem off of the nemorous (wooded) word - a few others include nemophilist (one who loves the woods)… Continue reading Word Nerd: Nemorivagant

tenebrific soul obscura by LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Tenebrific

Tenebrific is darkness and gloom in one glorious descriptive term. Tenebrific is Latin in origin (combining tenebrea which translated would be darkness + fic) and it's one of those deliciously poetic words that adds a poignant touch to whatever it may be used in. Winter, especially those seemingly dead middling weeks that stretch on forever… Continue reading Word Nerd: Tenebrific

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Word Nerd: Riparian

Riparian is a new nature word for me, and a truly wonderful discovery at that. Riparian describes that place that lies between a stream or river and the land. I love the riparian banks, where moss grows, and where the dirt and grass turn to mud, sand, and dampness. The heady scent of a stream… Continue reading Word Nerd: Riparian

Serein twilight serenity via LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Serein

Serein is such a gentle, peaceful word and to experience that sweet, misty dew as evening closes in upon the world around you is to truly experience evening serenity at it's most delicious. Simply writing that sentence, I can feel myself transported to a late Spring evening that is being lightly kissed by serein. The… Continue reading Word Nerd: Serein