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Valentine's Vocab

February 2020
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Happy Valentine’s Day!

As you may have guessed, I love words. The idea of studying ACT/SAT vocab sounds pretty tedious, which is one reason I like curating these words into themed lists. Since I started this practice, I am now more aware of the new words I come across as I read. The best way to bolster your vocabulary is by reading challenging material. However, targeted practice can also be helpful -- flashcards are an extremely useful tool for this. In this post, I have selected some lovely words related to love and friendship. Read to the end to learn my favorite word related to my Groundhog Day.

🥰 Love

  • Ardent: enthusiastic or passionate.
  • Cherish: protect and care for (someone) lovingly.
  • Devoted: very loving or loyal.
  • Enamor: be filled with a feeling of love for
  • Enchant: fill (someone) with great delight; charm.
  • Fidelity: faithfulness to a person, cause, or belief, demonstrated by continuing loyalty and support.
  • Infatuation: an intense but short-lived passion or admiration for someone or something.
  • Platonic love: non-romantic love.
  • Quixotic: extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; impulsive and often rashly unpredictable. (Named after Cervantes's Don Quixote.)
  • Soft spot: strong feeling of tenderness.
  • Tenderness: gentleness and kindness.
  • Unrequited love: one-sided love is love that is not openly reciprocated or understood as such by the beloved.

🌷Friendship

  • Affinity: a spontaneous or natural liking or sympathy for someone or something.
  • Empathy: the psychological identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another.
  • Rapport: a close and harmonious relationship in which the people or groups concerned understand each other's feelings or ideas and communicate well.
  • Simpatico: having or characterized by shared attributes or interests; compatible.

🦔 Groundhog Day

  • Prognostication: the action of foretelling or prophesying future events. On February 2, exactly halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, a groundhog in Pennsylvania predicts the beginning of spring. This groundhog’s official name is "Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather-Prophet Extraordinary."