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     linestorm:  Fighting Words   Active verbs to use in a fight scene or an otherwise violent encounter, color-coded by severity (with red as most intense and purple as most mild), and categorized by type of fight. 68,061 notes  Oct 3rd, 2014  MORE YOU MIGHT LIKE 100 Beautiful and Ugly Words  by Mark Nichol One of the many fascinating features of our language is how often words with pleasant associations are also quite pleasing on the tongue and even to the eye, and how many words, by contrast, acoustically and visually corroborate their disagreeable nature —  look no further than the heading for this post. Enrich the poetry of your prose by applying words that provide precise connotation while also evoking emotional responses Beautiful Words   ã  Amorphous: indefinite, shapeless ã  Beguile: deceive ã  Caprice: impulse ã  Cascade: steep waterfall ã  Cashmere: fine, delicate wool ã  Chrysalis: protective covering ã  Cinnamon: an aromatic spice; its soft brown color ã  Coalesce: unite, or fuse ã  Crepuscular: dim, or twilit ã  Crystalline: clear, or sparkling ã  Desultory: half-hearted, meandering ã  Diaphanous: gauzy ã  Dulcet: sweet ã  Ebullient: enthusiastic  ã  Effervescent: bubbly ã  Elision: omission ã  Enchanted: charmed ã  Encompass: surround ã  Enrapture: delighted ã  Ephemeral: fleeting ã  Epiphany: revelation ã  Epitome: embodiment of the ideal ã  Ethereal: celestial, unworldly, immaterial ã  Etiquette: proper conduct ã  Evanescent: fleeting ã  Evocative: suggestive ã  Exuberant: abundant, unrestrained, outsize ã  Felicity: happiness, pleasantness ã  Filament: thread, strand ã  Halcyon: care-free ã  Idyllic: contentedly pleasing ã  Incorporeal: without form ã  Incandescent: glowing, radiant, brilliant, zealous ã  Ineffable: indescribable, unspeakable ã  Inexorable: relentless ã  Insouciance: nonchalance ã  Iridescent: luster ã  Languid: slow, listless ã  Lassitude: fatigue ã  Lilt: cheerful or buoyant song or movement ã  Lithe: flexible, graceful ã  Lullaby: soothing song ã  Luminescence: dim chemical or organic light ã  Mellifluous: smooth, sweet ã  Mist: cloudy moisture, or similar literal or virtual obstacle ã  Murmur: soothing sound ã  Myriad: great number ã  Nebulous: indistinct ã  Opulent: ostentatious ã  Penumbra: shade, shroud, fringe ã  Plethora: abundance  ã  Quiescent: peaceful ã  Quintessential: most purely representative or typical ã  Radiant: glowing ã  Redolent: aromatic, evocative ã  Resonant: echoing, evocative ã  Resplendent: shining ã  Rhapsodic: intensely emotional ã  Sapphire: rich, deep bluish purple ã  Scintilla: trace ã  Serendipitous: chance ã  Serene: peaceful ã  Somnolent: drowsy, sleep inducing ã  Sonorous: loud, impressive, imposing ã  Spherical: ball-like, globular ã  Sublime: exalted, transcendent ã  Succulent: juicy, tasty, rich ã  Suffuse: flushed, full ã  Susurration: whispering ã  Symphony: harmonious assemblage ã  Talisman: charm, magical device ã  Tessellated: checkered in pattern ã  Tranquility: peacefulness ã  Vestige: trace ã  Zenith: highest point Ugly Words   ã  Cacophony: confused noise ã  Cataclysm: flood, catastrophe, upheaval ã  Chafe: irritate, abrade ã  Coarse: common, crude, rough, harsh ã  Cynical: distrustful, self-interested ã  Decrepit: worn-out, run-down ã  Disgust: aversion, distaste ã  Grimace: expression of disgust or pain ã  Grotesque: distorted, bizarre ã  Harangue: rant ã  Hirsute: hairy ã  Hoarse: harsh, grating

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