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thebeautifulwordlist · 2 days ago
[ del-i-teer-ee-uhs ]
1. injurious to health:     deleterious gases.
2. harmful; injurious:     deleterious influences.
Origin: 1635–45; <Greek dēlētḗrios destructive, adj. derivative of dēlētḗr destroyer, equivalent to dēlē- variant stem of dēleîsthai to hurt, injure + -tēr agent suffix + -ios adj. suffix; see -ious
“Drugs are becoming more powerful with prescription painkillers used to enhance effect and prolong a deleterious pleasure.” - DR. ANAND VEERAVAGU, MD, ROBERT M. LOBER, MD, PHD, HEROIN: AMERICA’S SILENT ASSASSIN
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introvert-unicorn · 3 months ago
Words to describe facial expressions
Absent: preoccupied 
Agonized: as if in pain or tormented
Alluring: attractive, in the sense of arousing desire
Appealing: attractive, in the sense of encouraging goodwill and/or interest
Beatific: blissful
Black: angry or sad, or hostile
Bleak: hopeless
Blinking: surprise, or lack of concern
Blithe: carefree, lighthearted, or heedlessly indifferent
Brooding: anxious and gloomy
Bug eyed: frightened or surprised
Chagrined: humiliated or disappointed
Cheeky: cocky, insolent
Cheerless: sad
Choleric: hot-tempered, irate
Darkly: with depressed or malevolent feelings
Deadpan: expressionless, to conceal emotion or heighten humor
Despondent: depressed or discouraged
Doleful: sad or afflicted
Dour: stern or obstinate
Dreamy: distracted by daydreaming or fantasizing
Ecstatic: delighted or entranced
Faint: cowardly, weak, or barely perceptible
Fixed: concentrated or immobile
Gazing: staring intently
Glancing: staring briefly as if curious but evasive
Glazed: expressionless due to fatigue or confusion
Grim: fatalistic or pessimistic
Grave: serious, expressing emotion due to loss or sadness
Haunted: frightened, worried, or guilty
Hopeless: depressed by a lack of encouragement or optimism
Hostile: aggressively angry, intimidating, or resistant
Hunted: tense as if worried about pursuit
Jeering: insulting or mocking
Languid: lazy or weak
Leering: sexually suggestive
Mild: easygoing
Mischievous: annoyingly or maliciously playful
Pained: affected with discomfort or pain
Peering: with curiosity or suspicion
Peeved: annoyed
Pleading: seeking apology or assistance
Quizzical: questioning or confused
Radiant: bright, happy
Sanguine: bloodthirsty, confident
Sardonic: mocking
Sour: unpleasant
Sullen: resentful
Vacant: blank or stupid looking
Wan: pale, sickly
Wary: cautious or cunning
Wide eyed: frightened or surprised
Withering: devastating
Wrathful: indignant or vengeful
Wry: twisted or crooked to express cleverness or a dark or ironic feeling
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blushingwildflower · 4 months ago
That intimate moment between you and the book you have just read the last words of, where you sit there taking in the enormity of what you have just finished.
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bibliophilequotes · 5 months ago
Wanna make a monster? Take the parts of yourself that make you uncomfortable — your weaknesses, bad thoughts, vanities, and hungers — and pretend they’re across the room. It’s too ugly to be human. It’s too ugly to be you. Children are afraid of the dark because they have nothing real to work with. Adults are afraid of themselves.
RICHARD SIKEN || “Black Telephone” from Spork Press Issue 1.3 (2002)
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thegirlthatcriesacademia · 4 months ago
I dreamt — marvelous error! — that I had a beehive here inside my heart. And the golden bees were making white combs and sweet honey from my old failures.
Antonio Machado, from "Last night, as I was sleeping,” Times Alone: Selected Poems of Antonio Machado, trans. Robert Bly (Wesleyan University Press, 1983)
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wedarkacademia · 7 months ago
Beautiful Latin phrases ~ part 2
• veni, vidi, vici - I came, I saw, I conquered.
• vivamus, moriendum est - let us live, for we must die.
• ergo dum me diligis - so long as you love me.
• alis volat propriis - she flies with her own wings.
• sic mundus creatus est - thus the world was created.
• aut inveniam viam aut faciam - I shall either find a way or make one.
• mors certa, hora incerta - death is certain, its hour is uncertain
• mors mihi lucrum - death to me is reward
• aeternum vale - farewell forever
• mors ultima linea rerum est - death is everything’s final limit
• nascentes morimur - from when we are born, we begin to die
• mors vincit omnia - death conquers all
• omnia mors aequat - everything is equal in death
• tempus edax rerum - time, devourer of everything
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little-witchys-garden · a month ago
✨Soft witchy words🌼:
Nefelibata - a cloud walker, A creative person who lives in the clouds of their own imagination or dreams.
Lotus eater - a person who lives a dreamy life of ease, indifferent to the busy world.
Burble - to speak in a excited manner.
Floromancy - divination using flowers.
Floresta - woodland, greenwood, dell, glen, forest a dense collection of trees.
Hederate - to decorate with ivy.
Bumble Bee bliss - joyful and care free.
Tryst - a secret meeting between people who are romantically in love.
Honey hearted - extremely sweet/kind hearted.
Aita - a garden
Bluebell hearted - good natured and hyper empathetic to a fault.
Wonderment - a puzzle or curiosity
Mouse heart - shy and easily scared.
Vim - lively or energetic spirit/enthusiasm.
Kindliness - friendliness evidence by a kindly or helpful disposition.
Wanderlust - a strong desire for adventure.
Bonhomie - good natured cheerful friendliness; geniality.
Resplendent -  shining brilliantly, characterized by a glowing splendor.
Rosarium - a garden specifically for roses.
Florentis - blooming/in bloom, flowering; flourishing, prosperous; flowery, bright/shining.
Lambent - glowing with soft radiance.
Woolgathering - indulgence in aimless thought or dreamy imagination.
Moonstruck - dreamily romantic or bemused.
Stardusted - naive romantic qualities.
Peach hearted - extremely sweet/soft hearted and extremely emotionally sensitive.
Forget-me-dots - someone who's innocently/harmlessly forgetful and naive.
Daisydew - a innocent person.
Honey hymns - a beautiful voice.
Twitterpated - extremely love struck.
Redamancy - the act of loving one who loves you, fully that loves you back.
Phosphenese - the colors or " stars " you see when you rub your eyes.
Strawberry mooned - deeply in entranced by another person.
Balter - to dance aimlessly without grace or skill but usually for enjoyment.
Sun speckled - having kind and warm natured qualities.
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introvert-unicorn · 6 months ago
My favorite forms of affection
Holding hands.
Resting their heads over my shoulder.
Lying on their lap or chest.
Kisses on the forehead.
Playing with my hair.
When they give me that look of admiration.
Them making me laugh.
Giving compliments.
Putting their arms around me.
Making me feel heard and seen without even trying.
Random hugs when words aren't needed.
When they remember the things I am passionate about.
Buying me food.
Them checking on me constantly.
When they respect my boundaries.
When they talk to me about things that reminds them of me.
When they speak their truth.
When they say they love me.
When they lift me up, support me and make me feel valuable and capable when I least believe in it.
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bourgwesioie · 2 months ago
It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply.
Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. Lightly, lightly— it’s the best advice ever given me. So throw away your baggage and go forward.
There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly.
aldous huxley
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