Helpful Hints for Vocabulary

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

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Helpful Hints for Vocabulary

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 www.dictionary.com or www.pinterest.com.

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