Helpful Hints for Vocabulary

Here’s a fresh set of vocabulary to go along with this season’s freshly fallen snow.

Learning new vocabulary can be tricky, but this quick list is sure to be more than helpful as second semester starts up.

  • Sirimiri- (noun) A light rain; a fine drizzle.
  • Eleutheromania- (noun) An intense and irresistible desire for freedom.
  • Acatalepsy- (noun) The impossibility of comprehending the universe.
  • Werifesteria- (verb) To wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery.
  • Hiraeth- (noun) A homesickness for a home to which one cannot return, a home which maybe never was; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost places of one’s past.
  • Pluviophile- (noun)  A lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days.
  • Lacuna- (noun) A blank space; a missing part.

For juniors Afsha Anjum and Bradley Gaydovchik, incorporating vocabulary into their lives is simple.

“I tie it back to something I know so I remember the word,” Anjum said.

Gaydovchik agrees.

“I make connections in my head to see where the word could be used,” Gaydovchik said.

Making connections through words is a wonderful way to express a new set of vocabulary. As finals week approaches, be sure to connect as many new vocabulary words as possible. For more vocabulary words, visit or