Word Nerds: Precise Language
Sometimes we blunder through trying to find that exact word to describe what we are talking about. This list of words provide the exact word for a particular situation.
dorveille: a dreamlike semi-conscious state like when falling asleep or waking up.
foehn: a warm, dry wind coming off a mountain
hyponopedia: learning while asleep through listening to taped recordings
abseil: descending by moving down a steep incline or overhang by using a secured double rope placed around the body
ailurophile: a person who likes cats
cognoscenti: people who possess superior knowledge and understanding of a particular field, especially in the area of fine arts, literature, and fashion.
juku: a school that is attended in addition to regular school as a means of preparing for college entrance examinations
xocolatophobia: an irrational fear of chocolate
dwy: a brief storm accompanied by rain
leveret: a young hare
What word can you now precisely insert into your conversation?