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Beautiful Unusual Words

Updated: Feb 7

Are you a logophile (a lover of words)? Do you believe in epeolatry (the worship of words)? Then you’re in the right place.

Neon sign saying: You're Beautiful

This eclectic list of unusual and beautiful words with gorgeous meanings will hopefully enrich your vocabulary and bring a smile to your face...

Apricity: The warmth of the sun in winter.

Brontide: The low rumble of distant thunder.

Heliophilia: Desire to stay in the sun; love of sunlight.

Koi no yokan: Literally translates to “premonition of love." The extraordinary sense one has upon first meeting someone that they will one day fall in love. (Japanese)

Metanoia: The journey of changing one’s mind, heart, self, or way of life.

Peregrinate: To travel or wander from place to place.

Petrichor: The mild and pleasant smell or scent of earth associated with the first rain after a dry spell.

Rame: Something that’s both chaotic and joyful at the same time. (Balinese)

Resfeber: The restless race of the traveler’s heart before the journey begins, when anxiety and anticipation are tangled together. (Swedish)

Retrouvailles: The happiness of meeting again after a long time. (French)

Sirimiri: A light rain or fine drizzle. Stronger than mist but less than a shower. (Spanish)

Vacilando: To wander or travel with the knowledge that the journey is more important than the destination. (Spanish)


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