Linkage Activiation

Monday, March 5, 2012

Issuing Some New Changes

Just let me know how they go over. Thank you.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Well, I've been doing some more compiling and should be finished with a new list by April. "Ugliest Words" on its way. Also, 250,000 views. Thanks for sharing this site, everyone.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Well, I have a New Comp, Now

Okay, let's do some important shit. Pondering making some flashcards, dumping all my wallpapers, doing more word lists, or just playing video games. Your call.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Still Waiting.

My comp is still stagnating. It's been a long wait and I'm still not gleaning anything. Eh well. S'pose it can't be helped.

Friday, May 20, 2011

I'm Alive

I'm aware of my extended(and unintentional) hiatus. My comp is taking an unpaid sabbatical, to be sure. I'm using a different computer, currently, hence the lack of wallpapers. I'll be able to post again within the month(hopefully). My drecky ACER1 needs a full upgrade. I'd nab a new laptop, but I have a four year warranty.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

This Is A Rather Weak Cull, But It Is Done.

Here is a subjective/tentative list of my top fifty favorite pretty words, it'll be edited with info as the days pass. I pretty much just selected them in an arbitrary, callous way.

Prettiest Words, Culled

Balustrade: architectural term, series of balusters or parapet
Aestival: pertaining to, relating, designating, or of Summer
Chantpleure: to cry while singing, to cry and sing simultaneously
Silhouette: picture as an outline, often a human profile, filled in by a solid color
Taciturn: reticent, quiet, not talkative, insouciant
Celeripedean: quick-footed, swift, fast-running
Niveous: snowy or resembling snow, like, of, relating to, or made of snow
Veracity: truth, state of being true, trueness
Halcyon: legendary kingfisher, tranquil, calm, without strife, serene
Chiaroscuro: composition of strong contrasts in light and dark
Peccadillo: insignificant sin or wrongdoing, trifling fault
Novitiate: novice, the living place of a novice, the state of being a novice, neophyte
Nullibicity: state of non-existence, quality or state of being nowhere
Oeuvre: the corpus of an author, canon, or a collective symposium
Psithurisma: whisper, sound of wind through the trees, sound of wind-rustled leaves
Tessellation: tile pattern sans gaps or extraneous spaces, mathematical pattern
Videlicet: to wit, that is, namely
Sempiternal: eternal, endless, lasting forever, ceaseless
Banderilla: decorated dart that is shot into the neck of the bull during a bull fight
Lixiviation: act of separating soluble from insoluble substances via water or solvent
Sisyphean: pertaining to or involving endless labor, pertaining to Sisyphus
Cerulean: watery blue
Empyreal: related to the empyrean, celestial
Acervuline: aggregated, heaped up, bundled, collected or localized
Echelon: tier, level, rank in job, formation of soldiers
Coracle: small rounded boat made of waterproof material stretched over a frame
Dyslexia: disorder in which lexical figures are perceived in a chaotic order
Bijouterie: general plural of trinkets or jewelry, gallery thereof, display thereof
Apoplexy: stroke, impairment or neuralgia from cerebral hemorrhage
Nepheliad: cloud nymph, nymph designated or of the clouds
Esssse: pl. archaic plural of ashes
Craquelure: fine pattern of dense cracking formed on the surface of paintings
Esculent: edible, able or safe to be eaten
Cordillera: group of mountain ranges forming a mountain system of great linear extent
Sidereal: of, related, pertaining to, or determined by the stars or constellations
Nenuphar: a water lily, especially an Egyptian lotus
Leitmotif: musical passage associated to a specific situation, character, or idea
Dulcinea: sweetheart, lovely person, one whom a person loves or cares about
Tristiloquy: speech characterized by sadness or gloominess
Diablerie: dealing with the devil or devils, witchcraft, sorcery, consorting with demons
Querencia: the area of the bull-ring where the bull makes its stand
Cerumen: yellow, wax-like secretion from the external ears, “earwax”
Hacienda: the main building of a farm or ranch
Clithridiate: keyhole-shaped, resembling a keyhole
Aquarelle: painting done in transparent watercolors, watercolor, watercolor painting
Artemisia: type of plant, genus of aromatic shrubs or herbs
Winceyette: cotton cloth, cloth made of cotton that has a raised surface
Impluvium: of a Roman house, rectangular pool in an atrium used to gather rain water
Cascarilla: West Indian shrub with aromatic bark, typically used in incense or tonics
Embarcadero: a landing place, especially a landing place on an island waterway

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I Need Some Input

                Y'all word-nerds need to consider if you want another list of similar "quality". Currently working on "culling" the two large lists I have down to my 50 personal favorite, upon completion, I'll discuss each word individually and extensively expatiate on the word's significance. As for potential future lists, here's the skinny on what I can likely generate within a reasonable time, factoring that it requires an immense amount of time(which I have in spades). The lists preceded by an asterisk (*) signify which ones I have either written down(dating back up to four years) or typed up(very partially). *Cutest Words, Best Slang(interesting anthropological study here), *Best Short Words(of six or less letters), *Best Long Words(11 or more words), *Funniest Words, *Ugliest Words, Strangest Words(this would be a hard one, overall), Most Difficult to Spell, Most Useful Words(basically meaning words that are highly applicable or that everyone should know), *My Favorite Words(which would be a pretentious jaunt, and difficult to ponder), Best Etymology(would take a very long time), Best Coinage(would be hard to do), Best Animal Words(meaning anything pertaining to fauna/arthropods), and Most Foreign Words(hard to compile). If anyone has any other suggestions, feel free to contribute.
            Again, this is stuff that isn't really seen too much on the internet, and even then only in relatively small doses, with certain exceptions, e.g. interesting blog, especially of the spelling persuasion, but has erudite and thoughtful posts), sesquipedalian sanctuary, many people are familiar with it, but this is the definitive place to investigate or cultivate a word-nerd's appetite, and will often sufficiently sate it, I should go here and filter through and find more words to add to the lists/discover, though, I have gone through most, I may not have written them down), user-driven word community/aggregator, which often compiles interesting, if erratic lists, I have yet to decide if I want to submit my content over there, though I should, I think), fantastic cause and great time-killer, a word "quiz" which will swiftly expand your vocab with a simple, straightforward interface, if you answer five multiple choice questions in a row, you can nearly feed a person for a day), Phrontistery teacher, using the collective words from the Phrontistery and doling out flashcards to drill the words into your head, can be boring, but if you listen to some wordless music, you can compound many words into your head [I recommend you hearken this:]), general, just some edifying stuff sprawled throughout, but the fallacy section bears special merit, as it will promote good grammar, defter and more critical thinking, and new concepts to view), Dictionary of Difficult Words, a name which speaks for itself, it is huge, but the layout is not entirely ideal, but I don't think I've fully traversed it, it is, nonetheless, a brilliant resource), a list of unusual words, interesting if you are looking for grossly impractical words and ones of interest, though, you will look like a jackass if you try and foist them on someone you know, it is not very definitive or comprehensive, but it's a nice, edifying, and quick read), The Grandiloquent Dictionary, pretty big, not an ideal format, but fun to read, I think I've feathered through most of it, and it is among the better resources for word-related esoterica, all-in-all, an excellent read), a relatively[I mean this loosely] mundane assortment of words found in Tolkien's oeuvre, don't be quick to write it off, as it is actually pretty interesting and well-arranged, but you can find these words with a standard word-a-day generator, e.g. Merrian-Webster, Doctor Dictionary, etc.), of word-a-day, Wordsmith is possibly the best resource to utilize, with many facets to discover and analyze, and is very good to the neglected and jilted words that often fritter away), and finally LL, which I should also re-investigate and add new words to things/learn more, though I believe I've gone through it entirely, the Luciferous Logolepsy is akin to the Phrontistery, but both have especially rare or fascinating words).