There’s a Word for That?

Recently, ran an article titled,  25 Things You Had No Idea There Were Words For. While you can find the full article here, here are the ones I think writers should not be without:

Denominalisation: using a word that isn’t a verb as a verb

– Auralize: to mentally create  a sound (the sound equivalent of “visualize”)

– Estival: pertaining to summer (the summer version of “autumnal” or “vernal”)

Brumal: pertaining to winter

– Yonic: the opposite of phallic

Susurrus: a whispering or rustling sound

Sesquipedalian: a word that is polysyllabic -or- someone who uses such words, often while attempting to appear smart.

Honorable mention:

Semantic satiation – a psychological phenomenon in which repetition causes a word or phrase to temporarily lose meaning.

Read more at: and feel free to add your own words below.

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