16 Beautiful and Underused English Words


Hey, young bloods!

As a writer, words are some of the most important things to me, and one of my favorite things to do is find beautiful, archaic, or underused words. Here are some of my favorites:

















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Let's chat! Which word was your favorite? What other unusual words do you love? Comment below, and remember that you are all very beautiful pickles. <3

Namarië,
Ellie

17 comments:

  1. I wish I could say I've used any of these words... I like Efflorescence and Amaranthine (which my Chromebook thinks is spelled wrong. I triple-checked it.) the best. So beautiful!

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    1. Google Drive once thought "man" was spelled wrong, so I get what you mean. XD Those are two of my favorites as well!

      - Ellie

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    2. LOL. I will have to go and add a lot of those to my Chromebook dictionary.

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  2. These words are all so lovely! I can't pick a faovurite, they're all beautiful ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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  3. I love this post so much! I'm a total word nerd—I have a little notebook I keep beside my laptop full of definitions of words I found in Uni readings, or books I've read for fun.

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    1. Thank you! So am I - I have a special page in my journal.

      - Ellie

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  4. These are all so awesome! I love finding new words- these are perfect. :)

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    1. Thank you! Yes, isn't it great?

      - Ellie

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  5. My favorites were Inglenook, Mazarine, and Serein. But all these words were really great.

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    1. Mazarine and Inglenook are two of my favorites as well!

      - Ellie

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  6. Oh these are such beautiful words. I do use some of them, like Penumbra, Elision, Amaranthine and Halcyon, but I'm not familiar with the rest of them. I love Inglenook. It has such a warm, comforting feel to it. So many gorgeous underused words in the English language!

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    1. I agree! It reminded me of a hobbit hole, almost.

      - Ellie

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  7. Penumbra would be a really cool name for a book series, wouldn't it? I might even use it myself...

    Amaranthine makes me think of Amaryllis, a type of flower and also the name of a character from my previous novel (currently in revision hell). Although I think I like Amaranthine better :)

    One of my favourite words is 'Elysium', which means 'a state of happiness and elation'. I think.

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    1. Yes, it would!

      Ooooh, I have a character named Amaryllis too! She's an old, cranky sorceress. What's yours like?

      That's so pretty!

      - Ellie

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    2. COINCIDENCE! My Amaryllis is a feisty warlock leader with a tendency to flirt with almost anyone in her line of sight xD

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    3. She sounds fantastic!

      - Ellie

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