Lupercalia

Wednesday's Word of the Week: Lupercalia Definition: an Ancient Roman festival that was celebrated on February 15 to purify the city, promoting health and fertility. It is the basis for February being called February as well as ties to Valentine's Day. Where I Heard It: I was reading the Kings of Kearny by Navessa Allen and … Continue reading Lupercalia

Ornery

Wednesday's Word of the Week: Ornery Definition: bad-tempered or difficult to deal with. Where I Heard It: I was reading Reclaimed by Jaymin Eve and it was a word that I don't think I had heard before so I thought it would be a good pick for my word of the week! Pronunciation: oh-ner-re As … Continue reading Ornery

Nimbus

Wednesday's Word of the Week: Nimbus Definition: This has a few meanings; but context of the one I found it in was as an indication (such as a circle) of radiant light or glory about the head of a drawn or sculptured divinity, saint, or sovereign. It is seen a lot in Byzantine or Romanesque … Continue reading Nimbus

Hiraeth

Wednesday's Word of the Week: Hiraeth Definition: (it is a Welsh word) for longing or nostalgia, an earnest longing or desire, or a sense of regret. The feeling of longing for a home that no longer exists or never was. A deep and irrational bond felt with a time, era, place or person. Where I … Continue reading Hiraeth