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Word Nerd : Aestival or Estival

Estival means of or pertaining to the summer and Aestival is a variant of estival. Estival and Aestival both derive from the Latin aestฤซv(us) (of summer). The 21st of June is the official start of the Summer season in the Eastern Hemisphere and what better way to mark it then by discovering the word Aestival?… Continue reading Word Nerd : Aestival or Estival

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Word Nerd : Liquescent

Melting by Michael Young Liquescent means becoming or apt to become liquid, or you know, melting. Ah, Summer - you tantalize us with your bright, cheery promises of sun filled days and warm, luscious weather canopied by thick, leafy greenness and the occasional rainy day. What you forget to tell us is that you can… Continue reading Word Nerd : Liquescent

Aestival word nerd Herbert Matter, photomontage for Harperโ€™s Bazaar, June 1940. via lawhimsy
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Word Nerd : Aestival or Estival

The 21st of June is the official start of the Summer season in the Eastern Hemisphere and what better way to mark it then by discovering the word Aestival? It states in it's very definition that aestival is something that belongs to or occurs in Summer. Using aestival (or estival, if one prefers - either… Continue reading Word Nerd : Aestival or Estival

erubescent flush by lawhimsy on polyvore
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Word Nerd : Erubescent

I'm a dieย  hard blush fan when it comes to cosmetics and I think the redder and brighter the better (though always well-blended and none of that 80's garish-style, thankyouverymuch, lol!). Blush can light up your whole face and make you feel so fresh and pulled-together. Erubescent is such an elegant way to describe that… Continue reading Word Nerd : Erubescent

Relucent Waters art collage by lawhimsy via word nerd
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Word Nerd : Relucent

How many times do you run across themes, sayings and advice that say, in so many words, to never dull or lose your sparkle? For me it has been a life-long occurrence and one that I absolutely adore, so discovering another word for it in relucent is terrific! To be relucent in personality and in… Continue reading Word Nerd : Relucent

Retro Maillot
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Word Nerd : Maillot

The term maillotย has been bandied about in fashion circles for many a moon now and, since swim-suit season is upon us once more, has been popping up quite a lot as of late. I really like how classy maillot sounds compared to saying one-piece swim-suit. There's just something so chic about having a wardrobe that… Continue reading Word Nerd : Maillot