Language is a beautiful thing.... especially when used properly. The amount of words people aren't aware of is staggering ( (or "vertiginous"). There is a vast amount of knowledge that is dying to be read and used. So go out and pick yourself up a thesaurus and dictionary and do some reading and learning. You can begin with this piece...
Redditor u/Mandoe20 wanted to discuss some verbiage that is far too unknown. The more you know, the more you can share. The question was.....
Syzygy - when three celestial bodies are aligned, usually the earth, moon, & sun.
Meliorism (so unknown my keyboard is trying to say it's a misspelled word)
"the belief that the world can be made better by human effort"
Ameliorate - to make better 😃.
Followed closely by thank you.
Extant: the opposite of extinct; still in existence.
Upvoted for not being a BS ten-syllable word no one would ever use. This could easily show up conversation, but it doesn't.
Overmorrow - The day after tomorrow.
And ereyesterday - meaning two days ago.
Monies, most people don't believe it's an actual word.
There is the money you owe me for the building supplies.
There is the money you owe me for the building work.
There is the money you owe me for other expenses.
Together, these are the monies owed.
Crepuscule: The time of day immediately following sunset.
Cats. Cats are crepuscular.
Sprent. Although, to be fair, it is a word derived from Middle English, so it is pretty archaic.
It means to spray or sprinkle. My gran always used it to describe fat spitting off meat cooking on a grill. I'm not sure where she picked it up, I'm 99% certain that she wasn't around in the 14th century.
Suserration-the whispering, rushing sound that nature can make, like a brook running over rocks. To me, it's the distant sound of wind in the trees as the gust comes closer, closer, until it hits—all sound and motion.
Years and Years......
Sesquicentennial: 150 years from the founding of something.
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