25 Rare And Beautiful Words You’ve Never Heard Before


I am a logolept, are you? Hold on, before you let your imagination go wild and think of me as demented. ‘Logolepsy’ is the term used to describe the fascination or obsession with words. Most of us love to learn new words, use unfamiliar ones in our daily life to put our friends in a fix, or dabble with etymology. However, at some juncture we face difficulty in expressing our feelings in a single word…until now. The list which follows includes rare and unused locutions that are capable of saying a lot.

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1. Psychopomp
A guider of souls.

2. Mythopoeic
Pertaining to the making of myths, or giving rise to myths.

3. Hierosgamos
A holy marriage between a god and a goddess.

4. Sipapu
A small tunnel or inter-dimensional passage.

5. Oneiromancy
Divination or predicting the future through dreams.

6. Yonic
A stylized representation of the female genitalia.

In Hinduism, it is a sign of regenerative power and symbolizes the goddess Shakti.

7. Hiraeth
A welsh word meaning homesickness for a place that never existed.

8. Paracosm
A highly detailed world created inside someone’s mind.

9. Petrichor
The small of the earth after it rains.

10. Ataraxia
A state of robust tranquility from eschewing faith in an afterlife. It also means not fearing gods.

11. Sambhogakaya
A being made entirely of light.

12. Chthonic
The interior of the earth.

13. Palimpsest
The page of a manuscript or book where text has been scraped or washed off.

14. Empyrean
The highest part of heaven where gods and angels live.

15. Hypnagogia
The transitioning state from sleeping to awake.

16. Redamancy
The act of loving the one who loves you; a love returned in full.

17. Finifugal
Hating endings; of someone who tries to avoid or prolong the final moments of a story, relationship, or some other journey.

18. Sophrosyne
A healthy state of mind, characterized by self-control, moderation, and a deep awareness of one’s true self, and resulting in true happiness.

19. Cualacino
The mark left on a table by a cold glass.

20. Nyctophilia
Love of darkness or night; finding relaxation or comfort in the darkness.

21. Waldeinsamkeit
The feeling of being alone in the woods.

22. Orenda
A mystical force present in all people that empowers them to affect the world, or to effect change in their own lives.

23. Iktsuarpok
The feeling of anticipation that leads you to keep looking outside to see if anyone is coming.

24. Resfeber
The restless race of the traveler’s heart before the journey begins, when anxiety and anticipation are tangled together; a ‘travel fever’ that can manifest as an illness.

25. Komorebi
Sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees.


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