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Lexi's Lexicon

A list of some my favourite words, why I like them &/ or how I like to use them.
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Quixotic: romantacism; dreamer; prone to flights of fancy (I think the meaning of quixotic should be changed to believer but that's cos I'm probably quixotic! Baby, lets take our feet off the ground and, together, fly into the stars...

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Litost [Lee' - toast] Litost is a nearly untranslatable Czech word, a state of feeling miserable and humiliated. “Litost is a state of torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery,” - The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera. ---- If you read Milan's full description, Litost means shame and a desire to strike back at a perceived source of the shame because the shame is brought on by thinking someone else is, in some way, better than you and you resent them for it.

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Delicious: I love this word used in a non food way as I think, said right, it can sound very erotic and makes me think of plump, juicy cherries and forbidden fruit!

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honeyed adjective: 1. (of food or other objects) containing or coated with honey. "honeyed pastries" or rich and sweet in taste or smell. "as the wine matures it becomes more honeyed" 2. (of a person's words or tone of voice) soothing, soft, and velvety "he wooed her with honeyed words" I used this in a poem I wrote, describing the luminous edge of a cloud, lit up by the moon "-silvery tipped Will-o’-the-wisps, honeyed by the moonshine-" I also find it erotic, in the right context!

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