Tennyson said that if we could but understand a single flower we might know who we are and what the world is.

Borges

This is a space for me to keep track of words and phrases which are criminally underused or unknown to me. Last update: 23 Jan.

brumous • recondite • sedulous • gorefest • chamfered • impugn • astrolabe • trepanned • drill (fabric) • foretaste • fecund • brougham • novitiate • mansuetude • corolla • efflorescence • stolid • tearful • viaduct • antiphonal (tragedy) • proscribed • unctuous • vouchsafed • ducal • fluvial • ineluctable • repointing • a single candor • touch, love, explain • verger (church official) • brigand • sacristy • tedium • festoon • chirality • busk (corset) • fripperies • shy entreaty • multiform but indivisible • 

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