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March 26, 2013

because it’s good to learn things.  especially really obscure and snobbish words.  go on!  use them and dazzle people.

albicant: whitish; becoming white

amaranthine: immortal; undying; deep purple-red colour
celadon: pale green; pale green glazed pottery
cerulean: sky-blue; dark blue; sea-green
chartreuse: yellow-green colour
cinnabar: red crystalline mercuric sulfide pigment; deep red or scarlet colour
eburnean: of or like ivory; ivory-coloured
erythraean: reddish colour
flavescent: yellowish or turning yellow
haematic: blood coloured
heliotrope: purplish hue; purplish-flowered plant; ancient sundial; signalling mirror
hoary: pale silver-grey colour; grey with age
isabelline: greyish yellow
jacinthe: orange colour
kermes: brilliant red colour; a red dye derived from insects
lovat: grey-green; blue-green
madder: red dye made from brazil wood; a reddish or red-orange colour
mazarine: rich blue or reddish-blue colour
sable: black; dark; of a black colour in heraldry
sarcoline: flesh-coloured
smaragdine: emerald green
tilleul: pale yellowish-green
titian: red-gold, reddish brown
vermilion: bright red
viridian: chrome green
xanthic: yellow
zinnober: chrome green

via sparkles and pretending

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 26, 2013 4:37 pm

    If I used these, id lose any respect people had of me – because I cannot pronounce them. Ive managed to butcher every single word into sounding like a disease.

  2. March 27, 2013 6:49 pm

    Wow, this list made my day.

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