Fascinating Words

Some have described poetry as a love of words. I tend to agree – although it’s so much more. Anyways, I thought that I would use this page to discuss some of my favorite words. Enjoy, comment, and add your own. ~m

Here is my first one:
Libertine.
I find this word fascinating, mostly at the apparently contradicting definitions.

lib·er·tine   
–noun
1. a person who is morally or sexually unrestrained, esp. a dissolute man; a profligate; rake.
2. a freethinker in religious matters.
3. a person freed from slavery in ancient Rome.

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3 thoughts on “Fascinating Words

  1. PHANTASMAGORIA

    Definition of PHANTASMAGORIA

    1: an exhibition of optical effects and illusions
    2
    a : a constantly shifting complex succession of things seen or imagined
    b : a scene that constantly changes
    3
    : a bizarre or fantastic combination, collection, or assemblage
    — phan·tas·ma·gor·ic or phan·tas·ma·gor·i·cal adjective
    See phantasmagoria defined for English-language learners »
    Examples of PHANTASMAGORIA

    He saw a phantasmagoria of shadowy creatures through the fog.
    Origin of PHANTASMAGORIA

    French phantasmagorie, from phantasme phantasm (from Old French fantasme) + -agorie (perhaps from Greek agora assembly) — more at agora
    First Known Use: circa 1802

  2. Oh how I have missed visiting here! I hate how people get lost in the endless feeds of cyberspace. So sorry for not getting back by here more often. 😦

    Hope you are happy and well. And keep that amazing pen of yours to paper. I aspire!

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