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Adjectives

SINISTRAL

[sihn-uhs-trahl]

adj. left-handed, or on the left side


There are a myriad of superstitions that have to do with the left side of the body. Most, if not all, of them have negative connotations associated with them. For example, if you get out of bed on the left side, or with the left foot first, then you’ll have a bad day. Even the word ‘sinistral’ sounds like ‘sinister’. Just because the majority of people are right-handed doesn’t mean that they’re better, or luckier, or safer, or more correct than people that are left-handed. We all have two hands and we all use both of our hands. Something as silly as our which hand we use as our dominant hand shouldn’t cause issues between people.

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IRENIC

[eye-rhen-ick]

adj. promoting peace


Peace is hard to define, especially with the way things are in the world. The news channels all seeming to smear into one with their coverage on conflicts and disasters happening all around the world. They make peace feel impossible. Yet, sometimes we have to remember that peace can come in a variety of forms. There’s peace between nations, between people, and even with yourself. Find one and the others will follow.

CLINQUANT

[clink-ehnt]

adj. glittering with gold and silver


Not everything shiny is gold and not everything gold is shiny. Sometimes the best things in life are hidden away and require some effort from your part to find. After all, if everything worth your while was easy to find, everyone would have whatever they wanted.

LISSOME

[liss-um]

adj. thin; graceful


Love yourself even if society teaches you not to! It’s silly to define beauty or gracefulness simply by someone’s size. Beauty should mean more than the superficialities of life. Colour outside the lines defined by others!

ABENDROT

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[ah-buhn-droht]

adj. the colour of the sky as the sun is setting 

I watched the sky after a storm and the it glowed a deep orange with slight tinges of red and yellow. It reminded me that beautiful things can be found even after the most horrible storm.

IMPETUOUS

[im-pech-oo-uhs]

adj. done quickly and without thought

We often talk without thinking at all about what’s coming out of our mouths. Something may seem innocent and harmless to you, however, it could really affect someone else. Words that escape your mouth can never be taken back. 

DAEDAL

[deed-uhl]

adj. skillful, artistic, or intricate

Some things are complex because of their intricate details. Yet, that does not necessarily mean that something needs lots of details to be considered art. Even simple things have beauty. 

COSMOGYRAL

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[khos-mo-jyr-uhl]

adj. whirling around the universe

It is unsettling to realize how little of the world one will experience during the endeavour of their lifetime. The sensation of frustration one can feel is justified because it does not seem fair that humans are only allowed to inhabit one body for one lifetime, when there is so much to experience. Whirling around the universe, one makes millions, if not, trillions of decisions consciously or unconsciously. Each one of these decisions leads to a unique outcome, however, one never has the chance to explore all the possible decisions or outcomes. That means one should live out every outcome they can to the fullest that they possibly can. It is impossible to live through every experience, yet one can try to enjoy every experience they have the opportunity of living through.

TRUCULENT

[truck-you-lehnt]

adj. overly aggressive; eager to fight

Until recently ‘hate’ was known to be a powerful word to be used wisely (and if possible not at all). Now, it spews out of the mouths of people as if it has suddenly become acceptable. Everyone is beginning to give rise to the vile monster that had been buried deep within them. They feel pressured to protect themselves from others by spreading this hate, while unknowingly or not, causing only destruction rather than anything that could even remotely be considered positive. 

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