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.
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’
‘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
‘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
‘Rain‘ by George Hodan
9. Frisson – The chilling feeling a song gives you
10. Somnolent – Drowsiness, or ‘that state before you actually fall asleep’
‘Yawning cat‘ by Friedhelm Voellmer
Photo of ‘open book‘ via Public Domain Pictures