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Jul 18

victoriousvocabulary:

DROMOMANIA

[noun]

also known as travelling fugue: an uncontrollable psychological urge to wander. People with this condition spontaneously depart from their routine, travel long distances and take up different identities and occupations. Months may pass before they return to their former identities. The term comes from the Greek: dromos (running) and mania (insanity).

[RHADS]


Jul 13
victoriousvocabulary:


RAUCOUS
[adjective]
1. harsh; strident; grating.
2. rowdy; disorderly.
Etymology: Latin raucus - hoarse, harsh, rough.

victoriousvocabulary:

RAUCOUS

[adjective]

1. harsh; strident; grating.

2. rowdy; disorderly.

Etymology: Latin raucus - hoarse, harsh, rough.


Jul 3
victoriousvocabulary:

PALPITATION
[noun]
an unusually or abnormally rapid or violent beating of the heart; an abnormality of heartbeat that ranges from often unnoticed skipped beats or accelerated heartrate to very noticeable changes accompanied by dizziness or difficulty breathing. Heart palpitations can be symptoms of illnesses such as coronary heart disease, asthma, emphysema, and lung cancer.
Etymology: Latin palpitātiōn- (stem of palpitātiō) a throbbing.
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victoriousvocabulary:

PALPITATION

[noun]

an unusually or abnormally rapid or violent beating of the heart; an abnormality of heartbeat that ranges from often unnoticed skipped beats or accelerated heartrate to very noticeable changes accompanied by dizziness or difficulty breathing. Heart palpitations can be symptoms of illnesses such as coronary heart disease, asthma, emphysema, and lung cancer.

Etymology: Latin palpitātiōn- (stem of palpitātiō) a throbbing.

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Jun 29
victoriousvocabulary:


ATTRIST
[verb] 
to sadden.

victoriousvocabulary:

ATTRIST

[verb]

to sadden.


Jun 16

crummingjams asked: Do you dislike being called adorable (for another reason besides that you find it inaccurate)?

I’m just finicky about the emphasis on being found adorable by so-and-so as opposed to just being adorable. Because if/ when people think such of me, I don’t mind and am often even amused by it. And everyone’s entitled to their opinions, of course.

Just not really a word I associate with myself, so the distinction of it being an opinion is always nice. Or at least not presented as a “fact” about me, haha. 


Jun 13
victoriousvocabulary:

GRASP
[verb]
1. to seize and hold by or as if by clasping with the fingers or arms.
2. to seize upon; hold firmly.
3. to get hold of mentally; comprehend; understand.
4. to make an attempt to seize, or a motion of seizing, something (usually followed by at or for ).
[noun]
5. the act of grasping or gripping, as with the hands or arms.
6. a hold or grip.
7. one’s arms or hands, in embracing or gripping.
8. one’s power of seizing and holding; reach.
9. hold, possession, or mastery.
Etymology: Middle English graspen, grapsen; cognate with Low German grapsen; akin to Old English gegræppian - to seize.
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victoriousvocabulary:

GRASP

[verb]

1. to seize and hold by or as if by clasping with the fingers or arms.

2. to seize upon; hold firmly.

3. to get hold of mentally; comprehend; understand.

4. to make an attempt to seize, or a motion of seizing, something (usually followed by at or for ).

[noun]

5. the act of grasping or gripping, as with the hands or arms.

6. a hold or grip.

7. one’s arms or hands, in embracing or gripping.

8. one’s power of seizing and holding; reach.

9. hold, possession, or mastery.

EtymologyMiddle English graspen, grapsen; cognate with Low German grapsen; akin to Old English gegræppian - to seize.

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Jun 6
victoriousvocabulary:


ARANEOUS
[adjective]
cobweblike; extremely thin and delicate, like a cobweb; as, the araneous membrane of the eye.

victoriousvocabulary:

ARANEOUS

[adjective]

cobweblike; extremely thin and delicate, like a cobweb; as, the araneous membrane of the eye.


Apr 18
victoriousvocabulary:


APIMANIA
 [noun] 
an extreme obsession or passion for bees.

victoriousvocabulary:

APIMANIA

[noun]

an extreme obsession or passion for bees.


Mar 19
other-wordly:


pronunciation | as-ter-‘iz-mOs

other-wordly:

pronunciation | as-ter-‘iz-mOs


Jan 3
other-wordly:


pronunciation | kA-lon

other-wordly:

pronunciation | kA-lon


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