Looking to spice up your verbiage paradigm? Try out these kick-ass words the next time you find yourself meandering the downpouring word expanse:
petrichor – the distinct scent that accompanies the first rain after a long warm dry spell.
halcyon – 1. calm and peaceful; tranquil. 2. prosperous; golden.
intertwingularity – the complexity of interrelations in human knowledge (see Ted Nelson).
sempiternal – 1. enduringforever; eternal. 2. having no known beginning and presumably no end.
sonder – the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own – populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness – an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.