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Words of the Month: New words I learned in April

Its that time of the month again! I love learning new words and I often lookup new words I come across in my reading. Unfortunately, I often forget these new words almost immediately. So, I have started to make myself write them all down as I learn them and I thought it might be fun to share some new words with you guys! This is the third time I’ve put this together so I hope you continue to enjoy this kind of post!

It would also be so wonderful if anyone reading this added some new worlds they learned recently too in the comments! So these are some of the words I learned this month, definitions from Merriam-Webster.

  •  Ephemera
    • Something of no lasting significance —usually used in plural
    • Ephemera plural : paper items (such as posters, broadsides, and tickets) that were originally meant to be discarded after use but have since become collectibles
  • Twee                              I really enjoy saying this now!
    • Affectedly or excessively dainty, delicate, cute, or quaint
  • Itinerant
    • Traveling from place to place; especially : covering a circuit
  • Bestir
    • To rouse to action : get going
  • Redolent                                          
    • Exuding fragrance : aromatic
    • Full of a specified fragrance : scented
    • Evocative, suggestive
  • My fun fact this month is there is a name for Semantic satiation. From Wikipedia: (also semantic saturation) is a psychological phenomenon in which repetition causes a word or phrase to temporarily lose meaning for the listener, who then perceives the speech as repeated meaningless sounds. I think this is something we have all noticed, but I didn’t know it had a name!

Please let me know if you guys like this type of post! Also, if you learned any fun words recently I really would love to hear them!

16 thoughts on “Words of the Month: New words I learned in April”

  1. Twee! What a marvelous word! There are so many wonderful words in the English language, and yet we seem to use the same ones repeatedly. I try to throw in a good one now and again, like “prodigious” or “resplendent”.

    Thank you for sharing the words you found. I love these posts!

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  2. Not really “recent” as it happened 9 months ago, but I was describing something and used the word “intermingled”, no idea where it came to me from and surprised that it even exists.

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  3. wahhhh this is so cool!! I love new words.
    But of course when I think of new words that I learned this month, I can’t remember a single word I’ve ever learned… but this post is really interesting!

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  4. Wow I didn’t even know the word “itinerant” existed in english! Until now I had only stumbled upon the french word which is so very similar: “itinérent”. Feels good to learn new things, thanks for sharing!


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