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The Logophile

n. a lover of words

CODDIWOMPLE

[kod-ee-wom-pul]

v. to travel in a determined manner towards a vague destination

Travelling is the best way to experience the world and its diversity. You get to meet people of different cultures and try new cuisines. It does not matter where you go, as long as you go with an open mind and heart. Dare to try things you haven’t yet and live each moment to the fullest!

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COCKAIGNE

[caw-cane]

n. an imaginary land of luxury and idleness

Somedays I wish I could fly off to a neverland of my own, days when I’ve had enough of reality. However, I’m stuck here, a prisioner, against my will. That’s when I draw, or paint, or simply just read. I lose myself in a separate world, a world of imagination.

EFFLORESCE

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[ef-luhres]

v. to burst into bloom

Spring is officially here! With spring comes: showers of pattering rain, adorable rain-boots, enchanting rainbows, blooming flowers, and the return of warm weather (at least in the northern hemisphere). It’s time to once again relish being outdoors!

EQUANIMITY

[ee-kwuhnim-ih-tee]

n. mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in difficult situations

Remaining calm when your world is being rumpled into a worthless ball of paper is extremely difficult. In fact, it feels impossible. However, it is the best possible way to attack a problematic challenge. Facing a situation with a state of an even mental composure, forces you to think about all the possible options available to you, in order for you to pick the best one. While, if you lose your calm it causes you to make a frantic, usually ineffective solution.

ALTRUISM

[al-troo-iz-uhm]

n. behaviour that is helpful to others but clearly requires self-sacrifice

Minor inconveniences—what a pain! What if someone could magically cure these everyday, common ailments. For instance: you are wearing cozy, warm socks and all of a sudden you step into a puddle of water and then BAM, your socks are a soggy mess. What if a hero could deliver you a toasty pair of fresh socks? Or what if you forgot your lunch at home and your tummy won’t quit making angry grumbling sounds? A savior could save the day and deliver you a snack and make you and your stomach very happy. Look out for other people’s minor inconveniences and maybe someone might look out for yours!

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.

EXULANSIS

[ex-yul-en-sis]

n. the tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are not able to relate to it

Share your experiences, even if others cannot relate to it. Sharing an experience that is unique to you, is like giving someone else a piece of yourself. A piece of your story, something for people to remember you by. But more importantly, something that you only you lived through, but gave as a an opportunity to others to experience through your eyes.

VILIPEND

[viluh-pend]

v. to regard or treat as if of little value or account

Everything has a significant value in someone’s eyes, whether they value the thing in question with emotional and/or monetary value. Nothing is valueless. Everything and everyone counts.

OENOMEL

[ee-nuh-melh]

n. something combining both strength with sweetness

Strength an sweetness are a deadly combination of attributes. If one attacks a problem with their strength and a pinch of sweetness, they are twice as likely to find a beneficial solution to their predicament.

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