6 BEAUTIFUL WORDS YOU MOST LIKELY
DIDN’T KNOW EXISTED
Hello, all! We hope you’ve had a lovely week. Don’t the weeks seem to fly by? We cannot believe it’s coming up to a year of our blog. We’ll be discussing our celebration special in the coming weeks, however this week we have chosen to continue with our theme of words! After such a warm response to our blog last week, we’ve decided to boost our vocabulary and replace meaningless and overused work phrases with strange, beautiful words we hope we will soon be using regularly.
We’ve spent hours scouring through the writes corners of Pinterest, Wordpress and Tumblr for the most magical words we can muster. The English language is remarkably beautiful – we cannot wait to share with you the golden treasures of what we’ve found.
6 WORDS YOU MUST START USING!
- DENOUEMENT noun
When reading a captivating book, you find the hours slip away and your day has nearly come to an end as you eagerly read on till you find out what happens next. The pages keep turning, and your excitement builds as you can soon see what might happen next the intricate narrative plots begin to intertwine – and finally, you know. All your questions are answered. Different parties come together and the resolution begins to unfold. This stage of the narrative is the denouement.
‘The final part of a play, film, or narrative in which the strands of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved’
- INEFFABLE adjective
Do you ever find yourself wanting to explain something so awfully complicated and detailed to explore with just words? For instance, the miracle of life, the joys of love and deep, mournfulness of death. No matter how we may try, there is an element in each of them that we all feel and know but we simply cannot describe as it is too big for us to comprehend and explain in the way we experience them. This is what we would call ineffable.
‘Too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words’.
- PHOSPHENES noun
After a long day, we tend to rub at our eyes as if we are digging for gold, but there is a strange gratifying and refreshing feeling after doing so. We can’t explain it – and we are not quite sure If there is a word for that. However, once you stop rubbing away at your eyes, the light and colours produced by doing so are captivating – this effect is called phosphenes and it is stunning.
‘A sensation of a ring or spot of light produced by pressure on the eyeball or direct stimulation of the visual system other than by light.’
- VELLICHOR noun
We are complete bookworms. Our office is always buzzing with the latest books we’ve read, from self-development to timeless poetry and literary classics. Even with the advances in technology, there is simply nothing like holding a real book in your hands and flicking through the pages as time passes. We love the classics, and we seem to find most of our favourites, and even ones we have forgotten in the sweetest antique shops and bookstores. A remarkable feeling washes over you within that space almost as if you can feel the history within the room. This is vellichor.
‘The strange wistfulness of old bookstores.’
- SUPINE adjective
Now, you remember as a child running around the park and suddenly falling to lay back on the grass and stare at the sky. A vast amount of memories come rushing back to us upon reflection; the world was so much bigger than we could comprehend and the sky along with all the funny shaped clouds could hold our attention for hours. Laying down in this position and looking up is what’s called supine.
‘Lying face upwards.’
- PETRICHOR noun
There isn’t much that can be as frustrating as being caught in the rain. Not only is your look tarnished, but you’re completely soaking wet AND cold in equal measure. It can be downright awful, but one thing we truly treasure in these moments is the ‘earthy’ smell that arises when it rains. It’s refreshing and gratifying in a way that sun cannot compete with. The musky smell of the earth is called petrichor.
‘The earth smell that accompanies rain.’
How wonderful it is to discover new words that explain feelings we have all experienced yet not known how to capture! Do you know any under-appreciated words we can add to our new vocab list? We’d love to know! Send us a message to our Twitter page @MoroccanNatural, Instagram @Moroccan_Natural or find us on Facebook @ Moroccan Natural.