132 Beautiful Words in English

132 Beautiful Words in English

Abeyance A state of temporary disuse or suspension
Acquiesce To accept something reluctantly but without protest.
Ailurophile A cat-lover.
Anaphora The repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses.
Aquiver Trembling
Assemblage A gathering.
Azure A shade of blue.
Becoming Attractive.
Beleaguer To exhaust with attacks.
Brood To think alone.
Bucolic In a lovely rural setting.
Bungalow A small, cozy cottage.
Callipygian Pertaining to having beautiful buttocks.
Chatoyant Like a cat’s eye.
Chinoiserie Imitation of Chinese motifs in Western art, furniture and architecture in the 18th century.
Comely Attractive.
Conflate To blend together.
Cromulent Acceptable.
Cuspidor A large bowl serving as a receptacle for spit.
Cynosure A focal point of admiration.
Dalliance A brief love affair.
Defenestration Act of throwing a thing out the window.
Demesne Dominion, territory.
Demure Shy and reserved.
Denouement The resolution of a mystery.
Desuetude Disuse.
Desultory Slow, sluggish.
Diaphanous Filmy.
Dissemble Deceive.
Dulcet Sweet, sugary.
Dulcimer A modern folk instrument related to the guitar and plucked with the fingers.
Ebullience Bubbling enthusiasm.
Effervescent Bubbly.
Efflorescence Flowering, blooming.
Elision Dropping a sound or syllable in a word.
Elixir A good potion.
Eloquence Beauty and persuasion in speech.
Embrocation Rubbing on a lotion.
Emollient A softener.
Ensconce To settle securely or snugly.
Ephemeral Short-lived.
Epiphany A sudden revelation.
Epoch A particular period of time marked by distinctive features.
Erstwhile At one time, for a time.
Ethereal Gaseous, invisible but detectable.
Evanescent Vanishing quickly, lasting a very short time.
Evocative Suggestive.
Fetching Pretty.
Felicity Pleasantness.
Forbearance Withholding response to provocation.
Fugacious Fleeting.
Furtive Shifty, sneaky.
Gambol To skip or leap about joyfully.
Glamour Beauty.
Gossamer The finest piece of thread, a spider’s silk
Halcyon Happy, sunny, care-free.
Harbinger Messenger with news of the future.
Heirarch A person who rules or has authority in sacred matters.
Imbrication Overlapping and forming a regular pattern.
Imbroglio An altercation or complicated situation.
Imbue To infuse, instill.
Incipient Beginning, in an early stage.
Ineffable Unutterable, inexpressible.
Ingénue A naïve young woman.
Inglenook A cozy nook by the hearth.
Insouciance Blithe nonchalance.
Inure To become jaded.
Iridescent Displaying a play of lustrous colors like those of the rainbow.
Juxtaposition The state of being close together or side by side.
Labyrinthine Twisting and turning.
Lagniappe A special kind of gift.
Lagoon A small gulf or inlet.
Languor Listlessness, inactivity.
Lassitude Weariness, listlessness.
Lilt To move musically or lively.
Lissome Slender and graceful.
Lithe Slender and flexible.
Love Deep affection.
Luminescence The emission of light not caused b incandescence and occurring at a temperature below that of incandescent bodies.
Mellifluous Sweet sounding.
Moiety One of two equal parts.
Mondegreen A slip of the ear.
Murmurous Murmuring.
Nefarious Villainous, iniquitous.
Nemesis An unconquerable archenemy.
Offing The sea between the horizon and the offshore.
Onomatopoeia A word that sounds like its meaning.
Opulent Lush, luxuriant.
Palimpsest A manuscript written over earlier ones.
Panacea A solution for all problems
Panoply A complete set.
Pastiche An art work combining materials from various sources.
Penumbra A half-shadow.
Petrichor The smell of earth after rain.
Plethora A large quantity.
Precocious Advanced or mature in development.
Propinquity An inclination.
Pyrrhic Successful with heavy losses.
Quintessential Most essential.
Quixotic Foolishly impractical, especially in pursuit of ideals.
Ratatouille A spicy French stew.
Ravel To knit or unknit.
Redolent Fragrant.
Riparian By the bank of a stream.
Ripple A very small wave.
Scintilla A spark or very small thing.
Sempiternal Eternal.
Seraglio Rich, luxurious oriental palace or harem.
Serendipity Finding something nice while looking for something else.
Sonder To test the depth of something.
Sonorous Capable of giving out a deep, resonant sound, as a thing or place.
Somnambulist Sleepwalker.
Sovereign Superior, ruler, master.
Summery Light, delicate or warm and sunny.
Sumptuous Lush, luxurious.
Superfluous Beyond what is needed.
Surreptitious Secretive, sneaky.
Susquehanna A river in Pennsylvania.
Susurrus Whispering, hissing.
Sycamore An American plane tree.
Synecdoche A figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole, or vice versa.
Talisman A good luck charm.
Tintinnabulation Tinkling.
Turpitude Depravity, wickedness.
Umbrella Protection from sun or rain.
Untoward Unseemly, inappropriate.
Vellichor The strange wistfulness of used book stores.
Verisimilitude Appearance of being true or real.
Vestigial In trace amounts.
Wafture The act of wafting.
Wherewithal The means.
Woebegone Sorrowful, downcast.

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