15 Unique Words to Add to Your Vocabulary

I will be the first to confess that I am a words person. It sounds a little nerdy, but I admittedly get a thrill from discovering the perfect word for a given situation. In high school, I had a 'Word of the Day' calendar. The thesaurus is my favorite tool! I thrive on learning new words and have a passion for language and all its intricacies. I’ve done some digging, and put together this list of terms you may want to use more often.


1. Sobriquet (noun): a person’s nickname.


2. Petrichor (noun): the pleasant, earthy smell after rain.


3. Balter (verb): to dance gracelessly, without particular art or skill, but perhaps with some enjoyment.


4. Ludic (adjective): full of fun and high spirits.


5. Serendipity (noun): finding something good without looking for it.


6. Dysania (noun): the state of finding it hard to get out of bed in the morning.


7. Ineffable (adjective): too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words.


8. Spoony (adjective): foolishly or sentimentally amorous.


9. Esperance (noun): hope.


10. Rident (adjective): laughing; smiling; cheerful.


11. Soliloquize (verb): to talk to oneself.


12. Heartsease (noun): peace of mind.


13. Kith (noun): acquaintances, friends, neighbors, or the like.


14. Rhapsodic (adjective): extravagantly enthusiastic; ecstatic.


15. Effervescence (noun): bubbles in a liquid. 


Explore the great big world of the English language. There's lots to discover & there's no such thing as a vocabulary that's too big!