10 Noteworthy Words to Add to Your Vocabulary

BY Karen Cheng TIMEJuly 10, 2014 PRINT

You know that tip-of-the tongue feeling, where you’re trying to remember the correct word to use for something? There’s a word for that.

Here are ten words that are useful to know, as told by Reddit

1. Lethologica – The inability to think of the correct word. This may lead you do an obsession with recalling it, which is called ‘loganamnosis’.

2. Gruntled – Pleased, satisfied, contented; the antonym of ‘disgruntled’

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‘Golden Retriever dog’ by Karen Arnold

3. Ineffable – Incapable of being explained through words

4. Overmorrow – The day after tomorrow

5. Apricity – The warmth of the sun on a cold winter’s day

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Sunny winter day‘ by George Hodan

6. Magnanimous– Very generous or forgiving, especially toward a rival or someone less powerful than oneself

7. Brobdingnagian – Enormous, huge, way bigger than is normal for such a thing

8. Petrichor – A pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather

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Rain‘ by George Hodan

9. Frisson – The chilling feeling a song gives you

10. Somnolent – Drowsiness, or ‘that state before you actually fall asleep’

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Yawning cat‘ by Friedhelm Voellmer

Photo of ‘open book‘ via Public Domain Pictures

Karen Cheng
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