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100 Most Beautiful English Words

The English language never ceases to amaze.

  1. Ailurophile - a person who loves cats

  2. Assemblage - a gathering/ coming together

  3. Aura - the distinctive atmosphere/ quality that seems to surround a person, thing, or place

  4. Aurora - a natural electrical phenomenon in the sky

  5. Azure - bright blue in colour like a cloudless sky

  6. Becoming - attractive

  7. Beleaguer - to exhaust with attacks

  8. Bibliopole - a person who buys and sells books, especially rare ones

  9. Brood - to think alone

  10. Cerulean - deep blue in colour like a clear sky

  11. Chatoyant - like.a cat's eyes

  12. Chiliad - a group of a thousand things

  13. Cilantro - coriander used as a seasoning or garnish

  14. Clandestine - kept secret or done secretively, especially because illicit

  15. Concinnity - the skilful and harmonious arrangement or different parts

  16. Conflate - to blend together

  17. Cyan - a greenish-blue colour which is one of the primary subtractive colours, complementary to red

  18. Dalliance - a brief love affair

  19. Dariole - a small, flowerpot-shaped mould

  20. Decadent - characterized by or reflecting a state of moral or cultural decline

  21. Demure - shy and reserved

  22. Destiny - the events that will necessarily happen to a particular person or thing in the future

  23. Dossier - a collection of documents about a particular person, event, or subject

  24. Dulcet - sweet and sugary

  25. Effervescent - bubbling with enthusiasm

  26. Efflorescence - flowering/ blooming

  27. Elegance - the quality of being graceful and stylish in appearance or manner

  28. Elixir - potion

  29. Eloquence - beauty and persuasion in speech

  30. Elusive - difficult to find, catch, or achieve.

  31. Elysian - characteristic of heaven or paradise

  32. Ensorcell - enchant; fascinate

  33. Ephemeral - short-lived

  34. Epicure - a person who takes particular pleasure in fine food and drink

  35. Epiphany - a sudden revelation

  36. Ethereal - gaseous, invisible but detectable

  37. Ethos - spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its attitudes and aspirations

  38. Etui - a small ornamental case for holding needles, cosmetics, and other articles

  39. Evanescent - vanishing quickly, short-lived

  40. Euphoria - A feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness

  41. Farce - an event or situation that is absurd or disorganized

  42. Felicity - pleasantness

  43. Flavoursome - having a pleasant, distinct flavour; tasty

  44. Folly - lack of good sense; foolishness.

  45. Frondeur - a political rebel

  46. Halo - a circle of light shown above the head of a saint or holy person representing holiness

  47. Halcyon - happy, sunny, care-free

  48. Hallucination - an experience involving the apparent perception of something not present

  49. Harbinger - messenger with news of the future

  50. Hope - a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen

  51. Illusive - deceptive

  52. Imbue - to infuse, instill

  53. Incessant - (unpleasant) continuing without pause or interruption.

  54. Ineffable - inexpressible

  55. Indigenous - originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native.

  56. Juxtapose - place or deal with close together for contrasting effect

  57. Karma - the knock-on effect of a person's actions

  58. Kinship - blood relationship.

  59. Languid - having or showing a disinclination for physical exertion or effort

  60. Lilac - a Eurasian shrub or small tree of the olive family

  61. Lilt - to move musically or lively

  62. Lithe - slender and flexible

  63. Luxurious - extremely comfortable or elegant, especially when involving great expense

  64. Maze - a network of paths and hedges designed as a puzzle through which one has to find a way

  65. Morose - sullen and ill-tempered

  66. Myth - a traditional story explaining a natural or social phenomenon, typically involving the supernatural

  67. Mystify - utterly bewilder or perplex

  68. Nemesis - archenemy

  69. Onomatopoeia - the formation of a word from a sound associated with what it is named

  70. Opera - a dramatic work in one or more acts, set to music for singers and instrumentalists

  71. Operose - involving or displaying much industry or effort

  72. Opulent - lush, luxuriant

  73. Panacea - a solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases

  74. Penchant - a strong or habitual liking for something or tendency to do something

  75. Petrichor - The pleasant, earthy smell after rain

  76. Plight - a dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation

  77. Propinquity - an inclination

  78. Qualm - an uneasy feeling of doubt, worry, or fear, especially about one's own conduct; a misgiving

  79. Rambunctious - uncontrollably exuberant; boisterous

  80. Ransom - a sum of money demanded or paid for the release of a captive

  81. Ruffian - a violent person, especially one involved in crime

  82. Sanguine - optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation

  83. Scintillate - emit flashes of light; sparkle

  84. Sequoia - a redwood tree

  85. Serendipity - the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way

  86. Serenity - the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled

  87. Sigil - an inscribed or painted symbol considered to have magical power

  88. Solitude - the state or situation of being alone

  89. Soliloquy - an act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself

  90. Summer - he warmest season of the year

  91. Symphony - an elaborate musical composition for full orchestra

  92. Thoroughbred - of pure breed

  93. Tranquil - free from disturbance; calm

  94. Translucent - semi-transparent

  95. Viola - an instrument of the violin family, larger than the violin

  96. Voluptuous - curvaceous and sexually attractive

  97. Wherewithal - the money or other means needed for a particular purpose

  98. Woebegone - sad or miserable in appearance

  99. Xenophile - one attracted to foreign things

  100. Zeitgeist - the defining spirit of a particular period of history depicted the ideas/ beliefs of then

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