#words and meanings
Words to describe facial expressions
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
Black: angry or sad, or hostile
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
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
Mischievous: annoyingly or maliciously playful
Pained: affected with discomfort or pain
Peering: with curiosity or suspicion
Pleading: seeking apology or assistance
Quizzical: questioning or confused
Radiant: bright, happy
Sanguine: bloodthirsty, confident
Vacant: blank or stupid looking
Wan: pale, sickly
Wary: cautious or cunning
Wide eyed: frightened or surprised
Wrathful: indignant or vengeful
Wry: twisted or crooked to express cleverness or a dark or ironic feeling
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Lily asks him one day:
Why did it take you so long to say ‘I love you’ back?
Nerves, James replies with a shrug, and it’s only a little bit the truth, but he doesn’t know how to put the rest of it into words.
For him, the early stage of their relationship was made of equal parts excitement and fear. In the first two months, he made sure only to hold her hand in intervals of five minutes or less, lest his palms clam up and expose the tremulous stammer of his heartbeat, the lightning bolt of awe that straightened his spine when she sidled up to him and said I missed you earlier. He offered to carry her books only when they seemed too heavy; not every day, because he knew she didn’t want that, because she could do it herself, thanks very much. He learned her favorite book was Pride and Prejudice. He did not buy her a first-edition copy of it, though, because that would be expensive, even though he wanted to and he could afford it.
The fear wasn’t because of anything she did—or he did, really. It was just that he loved her so much and here she was, in front of him, real and happy and saying I’m so glad you’re my boyfriend, and he’d thought before that he knew how hard it was to love her from afar, but now, up-close, the thought of ever doing so again made his insides twist like someone was gripping them in a vice.
Why do people love this much, he would think, when it means we could know what it feels to lose it?
Not that he thinks he will. He didn’t in those early months, either. But he spent years doodling her initials on his exam papers and hoping the professors wouldn’t know what they meant, hoping no one would ever find out about his crush, because Lily Evans did not like him, and trying to pretend like he had a cool shot in Hell was nothing but a fool’s errand.
Those wounds are closed now, but some scar tissues never fully heal, and even phantom limbs ache in the rain. So, even when she said I love you for the first time only three months after they went on their first date, the fireworks of his jubilation fizzled into this same fear, and his throat closed up when he tried to say it back.
He didn’t want her to remember how he used to be, how she used to feel. He felt the insecurity creep up his esophagus and sit on the back of his tongue, heavy and acidic. How could he make sure she was happy? How could he be assured that he was good enough, worthy enough?
I know that my jokes give you joy, he’d think, but I don’t know if my love would.
So every time felt the urge to say it, he’d make her laugh instead, and in her laugh, he saw his I love you—it rested in the crinkles around her eyes, rode the curve of her lips to the high points of her cheekbones. It shone in the sparkle of her iris. I love you, I love you, I love you. I want to see you laugh forever.
It was easy, practiced; he’d spent years attuning to her mind, trying to figure her out. He knew how to make her laugh like he knew how to cast a spell.
It took him another month after that to finally build up the confidence. A month of settling into himself, letting moments pass in silence, trying to let himself make mistakes and think that he might be able to recover. Lily helped him, too, of course.
I don’t want you to be perfect, she said one day in February of their seventh year, I want you to be yourself.
I love you, he responded, because the relief was so acute that he couldn’t stop himself even if he wanted to.
But James can’t possibly explain all of that to her now—can’t possibly tell her that he had said I love you, in fact, even before she said it herself. He’d been saying it for months, for years, maybe before he knew it himself, maybe before anyone else knew, maybe in every moment in between.
He sticks with his simple answer: nerves.
Lily laughs because she doesn’t believe him, because who on earth could ever make James Potter nervous? But he just shrugs again.
Everyone gets nervous about something, he says, and puts his arm around her shoulder with a smile. But it always goes away after a while.
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Frisson: a sudden strong feeling of excitement or fear; a thrill.
"a frisson of excitement"
Friable: easily crumbled.
"the soil was friable between her fingers"
Sough: make a moaning, whistling, or rushing sound.
"the soughing of the wind in the canopy of branches"
Alate: having wings or winglike appendages.
Quean: an impudent or badly behaved girl or woman.
Quidnunc: an inquisitive and gossipy person.
Interlude: an intervening period of time; an interval.
"enjoying a lunchtime interlude"
Crescendo: the loudest point reached in a gradually increasing sound/intensity in a situation.
"the hysteria reached a crescendo around the soring festival"
Rebuke: express sharp disapproval or criticism of (someone) because of their behaviour or actions.
"she had rebuked him for drinking too much"
Irrefutable: impossible to deny or disprove.
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A List of Pretty Words
this is just a list of random words with definitions that I think are pretty
ACTUALLY PRETTY WORDS
- Gossamer: a fine, filmy cobweb seen on grass or bushes or floating in the air in calm weather, espicially in autumn
- Euphoria: an intense feeling of happiness or elation. A sense of euphoria may be the result of a fortunate turn of events or an indescribable personal high
- Demure: any modest or reserved behavior
- Lithe: a flexible and slim figure
- Panacea: something that could fix everything
- Surreptitious: to act clandestinely or to do or acquire something by stealth
- Tryst: a somewhat discreet meeting between two lovers, while techniaclly defined as any sort of meeting
- Ineffable: too great to be expressed in words
- Elysian: beautiful or creative; divinely inspired; peaceful and perfect
- Ethereal: extremely delicate light, not of this world
- Thalassophile: someone who loves the sea, ocean; a lover of the ocean
- Abditory: a place into which you can disappear; a hiding place
- Quixotic: extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary; impractical, or impracticable
- Wabi-sabi: the discovery of beauty within the imperfections of life and art
- Aeipathy: an enduring and consuming passion
- Metanoia: the journey of changing one's mind, heart, self, or way of life
- Clinquant: glittering with gold and silver
- Querencia: a place where one feels safe, a place from which one's strength of character is drawn
- Nemophilist: a haunter of the woods; one who loves the forest and its beauty and solitude
- Nyctophilia: love of darkness or night, finding relaxation or comfort in the darkness
- Strikhedonia: the pleasure of being able to say "to hell with it"
- Meliorism: the belief that the worlds gets better, the belief that humans can improve the world
KIND OF SAD WORDS
- Onism: the awarness of how little of the world you'll experience, that sudden dreadful realization that you are you, and only you, stuck in your body for as long as you live, knowing you will never be in someone else's shoes
- Sonder: the realization that everyone is living their own vivid life, that everyone who passes you by has a life as complex as your own
- Acatalepsy: the idea that it is impossible to truly comprehend anything
- Oneirataxia: the inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality
- Achroous: colourless
- Exulansis: the tendancy to give up trying to talk about an experiance because others are unable to relate to it
- Lacuna: a blank space, a missing part
- Solivagant: wandering alone
- Kalopsia: the delusion of things being more beautiful than they really are
- Eccedentesiast: someone who fakes a smile, when all they want to do is cry, dissappear and/or die
- Súton: twilight; the approach of death or the end of something
- Pâro: the feeling you get when you feel like no matter what you do, it's always somehow wrong. Any attempt feels like a step in the wrong direction and like you are never trying hard enough
- Hiraeth: a homesickness for a home you can't return to, or perhaps never was
- Saudade: a nostaligic longing to be near again to something or someone that is distant, or that has been loved and then lost; "the love that remains"
NOT SO PRETTY WORDS AFTER ALL
- Inure: accepting or growing accustomed to something undesirable. For example, your family's constant criticism could inure you to toxic behavior to loved ones
- Languor: lethargy or weakness in body and mind.
- Defenestration: the act of throwing someone out of a window
I AM NOT SURE WHERE TO PUT
- Lassitude: tiredness, whether it's in your body, your mind, or both.
- Quintessential: representing the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class
- Ingenue: a naive and innocent female character
- Aquiver: quivering, trembling
- Opia: the feeling you get when you make direct eye contact with someone, making your heart drop. This could be in a pleasent way, or something that makes you feel awkward and anxious
- Sarang: the feeling of wanting to be with someone until death
- Jouska: that feeling when you make up a hypothetical conversation tat you play out in your head, like a daydream, you make up liitle conversations that have never actually happened to you
- Hanker sore: finding a person so attractive it actually kind of pisses you off. It's that jealousy from seeing someone you wished you looked like
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Looking deep into those hazel eyes,
He caught me by surprise
“Let’s have a baby, tonight.
Let’s have a baby, you & I”
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Some people talk a lot but have nothing to say
Some people say a lot without talking
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The word "abnormal" and "not normal" literally mean the same thing. So why is it that one of them feels positive and the other negative?
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Sometimes, we don’t need a reason to cry. A slowed version of Story of my life could be playing from the laptop sitting on our stomach, and the pressure of a claw clip could be pinching at our scalp as tears slip down our temple. Sometimes, we don’t need tears as a symbol to express an emotion on the downside. The waterworks could simply be our stress relief. There’s so much humans resorted to in the name of it- smoking, drugs, sex. But the most powerful tool out of our command, yet a vital, unavoidable part of us are our emotions. We can’t just shut them out, and that’s what makes life a roller coaster.
Wouldn’t it be easier if a daughter could stop feeling for her unfaithful and scandalous father? If a sister could stop adoring her sister who can’t seem to wrap her head around anything but her own ambitions, or if a friend could stop loving a friend who couldn’t care less about them? This is what shapes us, what builds us. Pain makes a person stronger because emotions are designed to build and rebuild. A healthy, happy family helps solidify a child’s whole personality, while a broken one could emotionally scar them for life. The construction is an ongoing process till the day our hearts give out.
It’s up to us to conclude the stories of our lives. Will it be a tale of success, or an example of happiness? Would it make a soul cry with pity, or would it inspire one to reform their own story? We never know. There’s no age limit to being certain about what’s ahead. We could pass away in our sleep the next time we close our eyes, or live to see the world drown in an orange hue of fire on it’s last day.
Damn knowing exactly what to do. Damn all the planning. Dream, break, reform, dream. Success comes along during some part of the journey, and who says we all have to acquire it? Sometimes success is being there for our family, or whoever needs us. Because at the end of the day, emotions exist to overpower achievements.
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What is cursive? ✍🏼
Any style of writing with letters joined together to form words and sentences in a flowing manner—such as this sentence.
Also known as script.
Source: Google Search, Wikipedia Screenshot
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What you can say to describe the Sun
Bright and gorgeous
Universal and resplendent
Incredibly strange and wonderful
Fiery and pitiless
Hot and powerful
Imperial and royal
Fiery and eternal
Dim and ancient
High and unforgiving
Strange and mystical
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Today is the only day you can reblog this! #October3rd
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why is it that someone gently saying "hey hey whoa" while another person is crying like the most intimate and comforting thing
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Ok so do any of you internet people know what it's called when the top of something is a single color but the underside is a colorful Managery?
Like you have a normal black cape but then the wind catches it a it's shown you have soft blues and vivid reds, greens and purples intermixed to where you gase into an abyss of color and vibrancy until the wind dies down and all that expression is hidden it shadow once more?
Whats that called?
I could live the rest of my life inside your mind
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*likes a mutual's anon-asked post but not in an 'i sent it' way*
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are you telling me
that this emoji
gets translated by Word 2010 into
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I wish vampires were real but for very specific reasons.
for instance the earliest recorded use of the word "Hello" is 1826. 1826. we've been saying hello for less than 2 measley centuries! see I want a vampire who complains about that shit
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