Lady Rougepen Presents: Va-va-va-voom Vocabulary


Oevre – an artist’s particular piece

Example: Monet’s beach oevre is showing at the art museum, next week. Would you like to go with me?

Gelastic – provoking a fit of laughter

Example: Lucille Ball’s physical comedy never fails to produce gelastic results for me.

Hygge – an atmosphere of profound comfort or coziness

Example: It was a cold, gray day, so I created ideal hygge with cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate.

Panacea – a cure-all, or solution to a laundry list of problems

Example: My grandmother swears that bananas are a panacea for everything from joint aches to low energy.

Madeleine – 2 meanings: something that recreates a memory, or a small cake, shaped like a shell.

Example: Shelly brought madeleines to Jeff’s birthday, and they were a big hit.

Pescatarian – someone who only eats fish

Example: I’ve been a pescatarian for two years now, and my bloodwork results are much improved.

Indolent – slow or lazy

Example: The teenager’s indolent attitude angered his father.

Aphorism – a short, wise or instructional statement

Example: “Life is not fair” is probably one of the most popular aphorisms. Don’t you agree?

Lugubrious – extremely mournful, or sad

Example: The toddler was lugubrious after flushing his action figure down the toilet.

Ardent – Fiery or intense enthusiasm

Example: Thanks to my gardener’s ardent efforts, my lawn is dandelion-free in the spring and summer.

Quaff – to gulp heartily

Example: The winning team cheered and quaffed Gatorade back in the locker room.

Vainglorious – boastful, or swollen pride

Example: Brad was so vainglorious about winning the tennis match this afternoon that I refused lunch with him at a later date.

Happy writing!

Sean C. Wright is the author of 8 books. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit



I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision.  The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

Afro-Sean-Commission-Final copy

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