spring; the season of the year, occurring between winter and summer, during which the weather becomes warmer and plants revive.
Etymology: from Old Irish errach, from Goidelic *wesrāko, enlargement of Proto-Celtic *wesr-, from Proto-Indo-European *u̯ésr̥ (animate *u̯ésn̥tes), compare Latin vēr, Lithuanian vãsara “summer”, Polish wiosna, Sanskrit vasantá “summer”, vasar “in the morning”.
1. one who has an intense love of hearts; heart lover.
2. one who obsessed with cardio health.
Etymology: Greek kardía, “of or relating to the heart” + philia “love”.
[Shannon Bonatakis - Collector]
Literature is strewn with the wreckage of those who have minded beyond reason the opinion of others.
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own
sometimes called pleonexy, originating from the Greek πλεονεξια - a philosophical concept in writings by Plato and Aristotle, employed also in the New Testament. It roughly corresponds to greed, covetousness, or avarice, and is strictly defined as “the insatiable desire to have what rightfully belongs to others”, suggesting what Ritenbaugh describes as “ruthless self-seeking and an arrogant assumption that others and things exist for one’s own benefit”.
a representation of a small boy, a cherub or cupid, especially in baroque painting or sculpture. See also amoretto.
Etymology: from Italian, from Latin putus “boy”.
1. the fear of repetitive patterns.
2. the fear of having holes in one’s skin.
Etymology: coined in 2005, a combination of the Greek trypo (punching, drilling or boring holes) and phobia (fear). This phobia is not formally recognised.
1. conventional requirements as to social behaviour; proprieties of conduct as established in any class or community or for any occasion.
2. a prescribed or accepted code of usage in matters of ceremony, as at a court or in official or other formal observances.
3. the code of ethical behaviour regarding professional practice or action among the members of a profession in their dealings with each other.
Etymology: from French, from Old French estiquette “label, ticket, memorandum”, from estiquier “to attach, stick”.
Informal: an obsession with moths; an extreme love for moths.
Etymology: Zoology Heterocera (a division of Lepidoptera, including the moths, and hawk moths, which have the antennæ variable in form), from Greek heterocera (other + horn) + philia (love).
a tightrope walker; tightrope artist - an acrobat who performs on a tightrope or slack rope.
Etymology: German, seil (rope) + tanzen (to dance, spin, bob).
the upper part of a woman’s torso, between her waist and neck, comprising her neck, shoulders, back and chest, that is exposed by the neckline of her clothing. However, the term is most commonly applied to a neckline that reveals or emphasizes cleavage.
Etymology: borrowing from French décolletage, from décolleter “to reveal the neck or neckline”.
[John Singer Sargent - Portrait of Madame X]
of or pertaining to life.
Etymology: derived from Greek zōē “life” + the suffix -etic (related to -ic, “of, relating to, or characterised by”).
Are you the ocean...or the waves?
Romanian: cat; feline. Pisici = cats; motan = male.
1. a rustling sound, especially of a woman’s dress.
2. fussy or showy dress or ornamentation; frilly decoration.
Etymology: French, of imitative origin; frou-frou “frilly; heavily ornamental; fancy; overly elaborate, particularly as regards clothing”.