Sir Thomas More (1477 – 1535) was the first person to write of a ‘utopia’, a word used to describe a perfect imaginary world. He coined the word ‘utopia’ from the Greek ou-topos meaning ‘no place’ or ‘nowhere’. It was a pun – the almost identical Greek word eu-topos means ‘a good place’.
Rambunctious /ramˈbʌŋ(k)ʃəs ~ Uncontrollably exuberant; boisterous.
Schadenfreude /ˈʃɑːd(ə)nˌfrɔɪdə,German ˈʃɑːdənˌfrɔydə/ ~ Pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune.
Some people are anchors, keeping you bogged down; it is okay to let go, you owe nothing to anyone.
Sentinel /ˈsɛntɪn(ə)l/ ~ A soldier or guard whose job is to stand and keep watch. MEDICINE ~ An indicator of the presence of disease.
No one tests the depth of the river with both feet. ~ Ghanaian Proverb
Stupefy /ˈstjuːpɪfʌɪ/ ~ Make (someone) unable to think or feel properly. Astonish and shock.
Hiraeth /ˈhɪərʌɪθ/ ~ (Especially in the context of Wales or Welsh culture) Deep longing for something, especially one’s home.
Laconic /ləˈkɒnɪk/ ~ (Of a person, speech, or style of writing) Using very few words.
Pulchritudinous /ˌpʌlkrɪˈtʃuːdɪnəs ~ Beautiful.