Connect with us


500 Words You Should Know (Part 3)




This isn’t a million miles from meticulous, but tends to apply more to a careful observer of etiquette: a man in a costume drama might kiss a lady’s hand punctiliously, not because he wanted to but because it was the correct thing to do. The rarely used word punctilio refers specifically to small points of etiquette – and indeed comes from the Italian for a ‘small point’. Punctual, which originally meant being precise in every point (the punctual performance of his duties) before it narrowed down to ‘turning up precisely on time’; puncture (caused by a small point or prick); and punctuation (making little marks on a page) all come from a similar pointy source.

32. Pundit

From the Hindi for a learned man, this word has been much debased and is now most often used of retired sports stars who earn a living analysing televised matches. There are also political pundits, stock-market pundits, racing pundits and pundits on almost any other subject where so-called expertise can fill television time or newspaper column inches. I’ve classed it as a term of respect, because that is how it started, but in today’s parlance it is borderline for a term of mild contempt.

33. Redoubtable

The redoubtable Mrs Thatcher, people said during her premiership; today they might apply the same adjective to Mrs Clinton or Mrs Merkel. It means formidable, deserving of a great deal of respect and taking no nonsense from anyone. A redoubtable person is often a woman, but doesn’t have to be: you could have a redoubtable opponent (of either sex) in a tennis tournament or a redoubtable agent (likewise) negotiating a contract on your behalf. In the tennis match you’d have to be at your best; with the agent you could relax, confident that you would be getting a good deal.

34. Rubensesque

The Flemish artist Sir Peter Paul Rebens (1577-1640) was renowned for – among many other talents – painting scantily dressed women who were a good 15 kilos heavier than they might have been had he been painting famous beauties today. The adjective derived from his name, therefore, is used to describe a full, well-rounded female form, or specific parts of it: a Rubensesque bosom or Rubensesque hips.

35. Sapient

Wise, knowing, referring to some sort of innate understanding rather than acquired learning: a sapient remark reveals an insight into human nature that makes it quite different from an erudite one. Modern use tends to be either self-consciously literary or ironic: ‘He looked at me with a sapient eye’ suggests that he knew I was going to get myself into trouble.

36. Sonorous

At its most basic, this means making or capable of making a sound, but it is normally used to describe that sound – deep and imposing, like the ring of a heavy bell or the rich, many-layered voices of actors such as James Earl Jones and Christopher Lee.

37. Urbane

There was a time when living in a city meant you were highly cultured, while living in the country suggested you were unsophisticated, probably rough and ready in your manners and possibly stupid as well. This prejudice lives on in urbane, which means charming, courteous, suave, elegant of manner. It is almost always applied to a man.

38. Versatile

Able to turn your hand to anything, adaptable. The British comedians Peter Cook and Dudley Moore once admiringly described chameleons as versatile creatures: they could ‘take on the shape and colour of anything they like’ so effectively that an acquaintance of Pete and Dud’s had nearly married one. Sportspeople and other performers can also be versatile – a soccer player may be equally happy as a defender or in the midfield; an actor at home in both comedy and tragedy. The Swiss army knife is a versatile tool, as is a food processor with a number of attachments. In fact, this is a versatile word.

39. Virtuoso

The Italian for learned or skilful, this usually describes a musician who is not only talented but has superb technique: ‘Paganini was one of the greatest virtuoso violinists of all time.’ It might also apply to a demanding piece of music, as in a virtuoso clarinet solo, which would allow the clarinettist to display his virtuosity. Virtuoso may also be a noun (‘Paganini was a great virtuoso’), with the plural virtuosi.

40. Vivacious

As urbane is more often applied to a man, so vivaciousness or vivacity tends to be a characteristic of young women. Vivacious means lively, high spirited, and can be used to describe a person, their personality or other attributes, such as a vivacious smile or a vivacious wave of the hand. In small doses it’s an endearing characteristic, but if you come across someone who is relentlessly vivacious you may find that a little of her company goes quite a long way.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


100 Beautiful Things You Deserve Forever




100 Beautiful Things You Deserve Forever

Even if you believe you don’t deserve these things, trust me – you do.

1. You deserve to feel grateful that you’re alive and breathing.

2. You deserve to be happy, even on your bad days.

3. You deserve to wake up every morning and smile.

4. You deserve to heal from all the things that keep weighing you down.

5. You deserve to find happiness in the simplest of things.

6. You deserve to be supported no matter what life throws at you.

7. You deserve to be loved for being you.

8. You deserve to be loved unconditionally even when you’re difficult.

9. You deserve to laugh and enjoy life more.

10. You deserve to be like a flower that grows through the dirt.

11. You deserve to be your best self.

12. You deserve to be successful.

13. You deserve to let go of toxic people and situations.

14. You deserve to move forward in life.

15. You deserve to leave friendships that don’t help you grow.

16. You deserve to stay away from people that keep harming your soul.

17. You deserve to be at your best version ever.

18. You deserve to feel beautiful, even when you don’t feel like it.

19. You deserve to be someone who has a smile that never fades.

20. You deserve to be someone who is full of love, light and life.

21. You deserve to be celebrated, even if it’s just by yourself.

22. You deserve to give yourself a break from all the hard work that you do.

23. You deserve to take yourself out on dates.

24. You deserve to treat yourself on the things that make you happy.

25. You deserve to achieve all your goals and dreams.

26. You deserve to be a powerful human being.

27. You deserve to feel strong no matter how weak you feel.

28. You deserve to have a loving and supportive family.

29. You deserve to love yourself.

30. You deserve to see nothing but good in other people.

31. You deserve to be surrounded by light, not darkness.

32. You deserve to look in the mirror and feel proud of what you see.

33. You deserve to feel like you matter.

34. You deserve to overcome all your hardships and problems.

35. You deserve to be someone people can look up to.

36. You deserve to be a good parent.

37. You deserve to have children that will always respect you.

38. You deserve to have a beautiful pregnancy experience.

39. You deserve to marry a faithful spouse.

40. You deserve to be a great supportive wife.

41. You deserve to be a great supportive husband.

42. You deserve to be someone your family can always rely on.

43. You deserve to have everything under control.

44. You deserve to live your life stress free.

45. You deserve to overcome your depression that keeps drowning you.

46. You deserve to overcome your horrible anxiety.

47. You deserve to have blessings fill your life.

48. You deserve to wake up everyday and feel like your life is a happy miracle.

49. You deserve loyalty, royalty and respect.

50. You deserve so much but you don’t understand it.

51. You deserve to sleep in all positions without feeling like your back hurts.

52. You deserve to not have anything constantly worry you.

53. You deserve to think positively at all times.

54. You deserve to be surrounded by positivity in a world full of negativity.

55. You deserve to go shopping whenever you want to go.

56. You deserve to be financially stable enough to buy whatever you want.

57. You deserve to buy all the latest makeup and fashion trends.

58. You deserve to be a girly girl without feeling shameful about it.

59. You deserve to feel like a strong and powerful man.

60. You deserve to have authority over your own life.

61. You deserve to be the CEO of your own life.

62. You deserve to build and live in your own comfortable home.

63. You deserve to live a luxury lifestyle.

64. You deserve amazing health.

65. You deserve to see a medical report which tells you that you’re healthy.

66. You deserve to be a mentally, emotionally and physically healthy person.

67. You deserve to make mistakes and learn from them.

68. You deserve to feel and be told that you matter, no matter what.

69. You deserve to overcome your struggles.

70. You deserve to let go of your fears and be stronger than them.

71. You deserve to prove your haters wrong.

72. You deserve to succeed through all the problems.

73. You deserve to enjoy the little things.

74. You deserve all the fine things in life.

75. You deserve to ask God for forgiveness.

76. You deserve to sleep peacefully.

77. You deserve to have a healthy timetable.

78. You deserve to have a consistent sleeping pattern.

79. You deserve to get enough sleep to conquer the next day with great energy.

80. You deserve to be in good spirits at all times.

81. You deserve to have friends that bring joy into your life.

82. You deserve to go on adventures where you can make special memories.

83. You deserve to have escape vacations and come back feeling refreshed.

84. You deserve to travel around the world and gain rich experiences.

85. You deserve to be a better person than you ever were before.

86. You deserve to get out of your comfort zone and live life fully.

87. You deserve to become more smarter and intelligent.

88. You deserve to live a very very very long and prosperous life.

89. You deserve to cry, but only out of happiness.

90. You deserve to receive warm hugs that make you feel safe.

91. You deserve to feel safe in such a dangerous world.

92. You deserve to heal from all the bad things you have been through in life.

93. You deserve to see the light where you keep seeing darkness.

94. You deserve to make reality so much better than your dreams.

95. You deserve to know that your past doesn’t define you.

96. You deserve to be looked after and cared for on your weakest days.

97. You deserve to speak your emotions without feeling guilty about it.

98. You deserve to have a voice without feeling small.

99. You deserve to constantly have something great to look forward to.

100. You deserve a life that excites you and makes you want to actually live.


What other things do you deserve that you can add to this list? Please leave a comment below, I would love to know your thoughts 🙂

Continue Reading


My Website is Under Construction




Hey everyone my website is under construction. I’m working on new blog posts and better landing pages. Also I’m working on the navigation of my website as some links are broken. Please bear with me while I try to maintain a better quality of my site. In the meantime, you can still browse through the existing content. Thank You for your understanding and patience In advance!


Continue Reading


100 Deep Quotes And Sayings About Depression That Everyone Should Know (Part 7)




69. Depression is anger turned inward.


70. What do you want to do with your life, then? is often the question I'm asked. To be honest, I don't know. I really don't.


71. The sun stopped shining for me is all.

72. Do you know that feeling? When everything you do seems like a struggle. Where you dont wanna leave the house because you know everyone is judging you. Where you cant even ask for directions in fear that they criticise you. Where everyone always seems to be picking out your flaws. That feeling where you feel so damn sick for no reason. Do you know that feeling where you look in the mirror and completely hate what you see. When you grab handfuls and handfuls of fat and just want to cut it all off. That feeling when you see other beautiful girls and just wish you looked like them.


73. What people never understand is that depression isn't about the outside; it's about the inside. Something inside me is wrong. Sure, there are things in my life that make me feel alone, but nothing makes me feel more isolated and terrified than my own voice inside my head.


74. No reason to feel depressed about being depressed. A depression can be a golden opportunity to collect the pieces and build ourselves anew.

75. Isolation and loneliness are central causes of depression and despair.


76. Sometimes, all you can do is lie in bed, and hope to fall asleep before you fall apart.


77. Pain is always emotional. Fear and depression keep constant company with chronic hurting.

78. I never knew it was possible to be so miserable in so many ways.

79. I wanted a heaven. And I grew up striving for that world -- an eternal world- that would wash away my temporary misery.


81. If you take action while you are made, you will always make the wrong decision.

Continue Reading


Scroll Up
%d bloggers like this: