Words for my Wordies

So you know how people who love food are called foodies, people who love yoga are called yogis, so on and so forth? It only makes sense that people who love words are called wordies, right? Wrong. After some research, I discovered that people who love words are called lexophiles. Personally, I don’t think that’s as fun as wordies but whatever floats your boat. Regardless of the terminology, I am one of these people! I love words and I especially love quirky words. So one Friday night while all of my friends were out partying, my little nerdy self was looking up new words in my room. Let me tell you, there are A LOT of words out there. I wrote down some of my favorites so hopefully my fellow lexophiles (*cough cough WORDIES) will enjoy these as much as I did!

  • Wordie: (n.) lover of words, submitted by the one and only Tatum Morton

Just kidding. Let’s get down to business.

  • Wonderwall: (adj.) someone you find yourself thinking about all the time; the person you are completely infatuated with
  • Saudade: (n.) the feeling of longing for something or someone who you love and which is lost
  • Eccedentesiast: (n.) someone who hides pain behind a smile
  • Redamancy: (n.) the act of loving the one who loves you; a love returned in full
  • Sophrosyne: (n.) a healthy state of mind characterized by self-control, moderation, and a deep awareness of one’s true self, and resulting in true happiness
  • Querencia: (n.) a place from which one’s strength is drawn, where one feels at home; the place where you are your most authentic self
  • Erlebnisse: (n.) the experiences, positive or negative, that we feel most deeply and through which we truly live
  • Aspectabund: (adj.) letting or being able to let expressive emotion show easily through one’s face and eyes
  • Abditory: (n.) a place into which you can disappear; a hiding place
  • Whelve: (v.) to bury something deep; to hide
  • Forelsket: (n.) the euphoria you experience when you are first falling in love
  • Livsnjutare: (n.) someone who lives life deeply and lives it to the extreme; enjoyer of life
  • Logolepsy: (n.) an obsession with words
  • Viridity: (n.) naive innocence
  • Atelophobia: (n.) the fear of imperfection
  • Eunoia: (n.) beautiful thinking; a well mind
  • Scripturient: (adj.) having a consuming passion to write
  • Meraki: (n.) the soul, creativity, or love put into something; the essence of yourself that is put into your work
  • Eleutheromania: (n.) an intense and irresistible desire for freedom
  • Kalon: (n.) beauty that is more than skin deep
  • Basorexia: (n.) the overwhelming desire to kiss
  • Pluviophile: (n.) a lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days
  • Sphallolalia: (n.) flirtatious talk that leads nowhere
  • Bibliophilia: (n.) the love of books
  • Serendipity: (n.) finding something good without looking for it
  • Euphoria: (n.) a state of intense happiness and self-confidence; elation; dreamland
  • Verklempt: (adj.) completely overcome with emotion
  • Solivagant: (adj.) wandering alone
  • Fernwen: (n.) a crave for travel; being homesick for a place you’ve never been
  • Tacenda: (n.) things better left unsaid
  • Binnenpretje: (n.) the amusement felt upon thinking about something funny one often starts smiling or giggling all by himself
  • Anagapesis: (n.) no longer feeling any affection for someone you once loved
  • Skinny love: (n.) when two people love each other but are to shy to admit it but still show it
  • Psithurism: (n.) the sound of the wind throught the trees
  • Werifesteria: (v.) to wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery
  • Petrichor: (n.) the smell of Earth after rain
  • Drapetomania: (n.) an overwhelming urge to run away

Pretty nifty, huh?



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