Ten Words We’ve Always Needed but Never Knew Existed

Paige Kilmer, Author

Words are important, they’re an essential piece in communication; whether written down or spoken out loud. They all hold different meanings and express how we feel. Sometimes we lack the words to express our situations or feelings. Expanding our vocabulary is important because it allows us to communicate easier and more effectivelyHere are some cool words that you can expand your vocabulary with: 

Cosmogyral (adj.) whirling around the universe 

Okay, you might never actually need this word, but it’s a good word to use to describe yourself when you’re feeling out of control and flustered. 

Euneirophrenia (n.) the peace of mind that comes from having pleasant dreams 

Ever wake up and feel at peace because of one of your dreams? There’s a word for it. 

Irenic (adj.) promoting peace 

To all you people pleasers who are trying to keep the peace, here’s your word. 

Tacenda (n.) things better left unsaid; matters to be passed over in silence 

When you don’t have anything nice to say, consider it tacenda. 

Eunoia (n.) beautiful thinking; a well mind  

You most likely have eunoia if you are a mentally stable, positive person.  

Aubade (n.) a love song sung at dawn 

It’s romantic, it’s cute and probably a word you never knew existed because of its extremely specific definition. 

Aesthete (adj.) someone with deep sensitivity to the beauty of art or nature 

I’m sure all the deep kids are categorizing themselves under this word already. 

Lacuna (n.) a blank space, a missing part 

Feeling heartbroken and alone? Almost like there’s a lacuna in your heart? See, I got you there. 

Gorgonize (v.) to have a paralyzing or mesmerizing effect on someone 

*” Can’t Take My Eyes Off You by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons plays in the background* 

Lethologica (n.) when you can’t think of the word for something 

You’re welcome for the irony. Enjoy.