Sunday, February 23, 2014

Day 54

"What are some of your favorite words?" 

        As a writer, we all have our favorite words.  Some of them are totally subconscious because we tend to have one or five we over use.  The word I over use when I'm writing is "sigh", or any variation of it.  Every character in all of my stories sighs, a lot.  It might be because I sigh a lot, even though it's usually never meant as "exasperated" or "annoyed" or "sad", just me breathing and letting out a long breath. Sigh is not one of my favorite words.  It's just a bad habit I need to break.
        Here are a bunch of my favorite words for you;


  • Oneirataxia (n.) the inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality.
  • Atychiphobia - (n.) fear of failure; fear of not being good enough
  • Meraki (n.) the soul, creativity, or love put into something; the essence of yourself that is put into your work {greek, pronounced mA'-rak-E}
  • Resfeber (n.) the restless race of the traveller's heart before the journey begins, when anxiety and anticipation are tangled together; a 'travel fever' that can manifest as an illness 
  • Honne (n.) what a person truly believes; the behavior and opinions which are often kept hidden and only displayed with one's closest confidants {japanese}
  • Eleutheromania (n.) an intense and irresistible desire for freedom
  • Heliophilia (n.) desire to stay in the sun; love of sunlight
  • Tsundoku (n.) buying books and not reading them; letting books pile up unread on shelves or floors or nightstands {pronounced tsoon-doh-koo}
  • Drapetomania (n.) an overwhelming urge to run away
  • Elysian (adj.) beautiful or creative' divinely inspired; peaceful and perfect
  • Nefelibata (n.) lit. "cloud-walker"; one who lives in the clouds of their own imagination or dreams, or one who does not obey the conventions of society, literature, or art {pronounced ne-fe-LE-ba-ta}
  • Acatalepsy (n.) the impossibility of comprehending the universe; the belief that human knowledge can never have true certainty
  • Apanthropinization (n.) the resignation of human concerns; withdrawal from the world and its problems
  • Derive (n.) lit. "drift"; a spontaneous journey where the traveller leaves their life behind for a time to let the spirit of the landscape and architecture attract and move them
  • Erlebnisse (n.) the experiences, positive or negative, that we feel most deeply, and through which we truly life; not mere experiences, but EXPERIENCES
  • Firgun (n.) the act of sharing or even contributing to someone else's pleasure or fortune, with a purely generous heart and without jealousy; or of sharing credit fairly {hebrew}
  • Shenanigans (n.) secret or dishonest activity; silly or high-spirited behavior; mischief; to call, claim or declare shenanigans is to rhetorically label someone as officially deceitful, improper or otherwise incorrect
  • Hiraeth (n.) a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost places of your past
  • Kairos (n.) the perfect, delicate, crucial moment; the fleeting rightness of time and place that creates the opportune atmosphere for action, words or movement; also, weather
  • Meliorism (n.) the belief that the world gets better, the belief that humans can improve the world
  • Metanoia (n.) the journey of changing ones' mind, heart, self, or way of life
  • Nemophilist (n.) a haunter of the woods; one who loves the forest and its beauty and solitude 

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