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The most beautiful words in the English language (pictures)
Some of the most beautiful English words, beautifully visualized.
Buzzfeed editor Daniel Dalton asked his Twitter followers for their favorite words in the English language. Then, he beautifully visualized the suggestions, adding his own words, as well.
The entire collection of 32 words/visuals can be found on Buzzfeed, and below we’re showing our favorites.
What is on your list of the most beautiful English words?
The most beautiful English words
vellichor noun the strange wistfulness of used bookshops.
solitude noun a state of seclusion or isolation.
serendipity noun the chance occurrence of events in a beneficial way.
petrichor noun the pleasant, earthy smell after rain.
nefarious adjective wicked, villainous, despicable.
mellifluous adjective a sound that is sweet and smooth, pleasing to hear.
limerence noun the state of being infatuated with another person.
ephemeral adjective lasting for a very short time.
cromulent noun appearing legitimate but actually being spurious.
bombinate verb to make a humming or buzzing noise.
aquiver adjective quivering, trembling.
ethereal adjective extremely delicate, light, not of this world.
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Part 1: The Mentor
Coriolanus released the fistful of cabbage into the pot of boiling water and swore that one day it would never pass his lips again. But this was not that day. He needed to eat a large bowl of the anemic stuff, and drink every drop of broth, to prevent his stomach from growling during the reaping ceremony. It was one of a long list of precautions he took to mask the fact that his family, despite residing in the penthouse of the Capitol’s most opulent apartment building, was as poor as district scum. That at eighteen, the heir to the once-great house of Snow had nothing to live on but his wits.
His shirt for the reaping was worrying him. He had an acceptable pair of dark dress pants bought on the black market last year, but the shirt was what people looked at. Fortunately, the Academy provided the uniforms it required for daily use. For today’s ceremony, however, students were instructed to be dressed fashionably but with the solemnity the occasion dictated. Tigris had said to trust her, and he did. Only his cousin’s cleverness with a needle had saved him so far. Still, he couldn’t expect miracles.
The shirt they’d dug from the back of the wardrobe—his father’s, from better days—was stained and yellowed with age, half the buttons missing, a cigarette burn on one cuff. Too damaged to sell in even the worst of times, and this was to be his reaping shirt? This morning he had gone to her room at daybreak, only to find both his cousin and the shirt missing. Not a good sign. Had Tigris given up on the old thing and braved the black market in some last-ditch effort to find him proper clothing? And what on earth would she possess worth trading for it? Only one thing—herself—and the house of Snow had not yet fallen that far. Or was it falling now as he salted the cabbage?
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