Category: words to know

victoriousvocabulary: AMITY [noun] 1. friendsh…

victoriousvocabulary:

AMITY

[noun]

1. friendship; peaceful harmony.

2. mutual understanding and a peaceful relationship, especially between nations.

Etymology: from Old French amitié, from Mediaeval Latin *amicitas, “friendship”, from Latin amīcus, “friendly, a friend”, from amō, “I love”.

[James R. Eads – The BFG]

victoriousvocabulary: THANATOID [adjective] ap…

victoriousvocabulary:

THANATOID

[adjective]

apparently dead; deathly; deadly; resembling death.

Etymology: from Ancient Greek thánatos, “death” + –oid, suffix indicating likeness, from –oeidḗs, from eîdos, “form, likeness”.

[Pete Mohrbacher – Azrael, Angel of Death]

victoriousvocabulary: FOOTLE [verb] 1. Infor…

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FOOTLE

[verb]

1. Informal: to
act or talk in a foolish or silly way.

2. engage in fruitless activity; mess about.

[noun]

3. Informal:
nonsense; foolishness; silliness.

Etymology: probably
from French foutre, “to copulate with”,
from Latin futuere.

[Shannon Bonatakis – Alice’s Wonderland]

victoriousvocabulary: PIANISSIMO  [adjective] …

victoriousvocabulary:

PIANISSIMO 

[adjective] 

1. very soft. 

[adverb] 

2. very softly. 

[noun] 

3. a passage or movement played in this way. 

Etymology: Italian, superlative of piano, “soft; subdued” from Latin plānus, “plain”.

Original: Comfort by ringustav

victoriousvocabulary: VIVIFY [verb] 1. to give…

victoriousvocabulary:

VIVIFY

[verb]

1. to give life to; animate; quicken.

2. to enliven; brighten; sharpen.

Etymology: from Old French vivifier (12c.), from Late Latin vivificare, “make alive, restore to life,” from vivificus, “enlivening,” from Latin vivus, “alive” (see vivid) + root of facere, “to make”.

Original: C16 (Untitled) by Tomasz Alen Kopera

victoriousvocabulary: THALASSIC [adjective] 1….

victoriousvocabulary:

THALASSIC

[adjective]

1. of or pertaining to seas and oceans.

2. of or pertaining to smaller bodies of water, as seas and gulfs, as distinguished from large oceanic bodies.

3. growing, living, or found in the sea; marine.

Etymology: from French thalassique, from Greek thalassa, “sea”.

Original: Mermaid by sswanderer

victoriousvocabulary: LUES [noun] 1. a plague …

victoriousvocabulary:

LUES

[noun]

1. a plague or disease.

2. a venereal disease such as syphilis.

Etymology: from Latin lues, “plague”.

[Deniart – Pestilence]

victoriousvocabulary: OPHIDIAN [adjective] 1. …

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OPHIDIAN

[adjective]

1. of or pertaining to snakes.

[noun]

2. a snake.

Etymology: from Greek ophidion, from ophis, “snake”.

[Fiona Hsieh]

victoriousvocabulary: IMPAVID [adjective] not …

victoriousvocabulary:

IMPAVID

[adjective]

not afraid; fearless; undaunted.

Synonyms include brave, courageous, etc.

Etymology: Latin impavidus.

[Līga Kļaviņa]

victoriousvocabulary: SELENOPHILIA [noun] a lo…

victoriousvocabulary:

SELENOPHILIA

[noun]

a love for the moon.

Etymology: from Greek selēnē, “moon” + philia, “love”.

[Shannon Bonatakis – Home]