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100 Most beautiful words in the English language*

13/05/2011

Ailurophile A cat-lover.

Assemblage A gathering.

Becoming Attractive.

Beleaguer To exhaust with attacks.

Brood To think alone.

Bucolic In a lovely rural setting.

Bungalow A small, cozy cottage.

Chatoyant Like a cat’s eye.

Comely Attractive.

Conflate To blend together.

Cynosure A focal point of admiration.

Dalliance A brief love affair.

Demesne Dominion, territory.

Demure Shy and reserved.

Denouement The resolution of a mystery.

Desuetude Disuse.

Desultory Slow, sluggish.

Diaphanous Filmy.

Dissemble Deceive.

Dulcet Sweet, sugary.

Ebullience Bubbling enthusiasm.

Effervescent Bubbly.

Efflorescence Flowering, blooming.

Elision Dropping a sound or syllable in a word.

Elixir A good potion.

Eloquence Beauty and persuasion in speech.

Embrocation Rubbing on a lotion.

Emollient A softener.

Ephemeral Short-lived.

Epiphany A sudden revelation.

Erstwhile At one time, for a time.

Ethereal Gaseous, invisible but detectable.

Evanescent Vanishing quickly, lasting a very short time.

Evocative Suggestive.

Fetching Pretty.

Felicity Pleasantness.

Forbearance Withholding response to provocation.

Fugacious Fleeting.

Furtive Shifty, sneaky.

Gambol To skip or leap about joyfully.

Glamour Beauty.

Gossamer The finest piece of thread, a spider’s silk.

Halcyon Happy, sunny, care-free.

Harbinger Messenger with news of the future.

Imbrication Overlapping and forming a regular pattern.

Imbroglio An altercation or complicated situation.

Imbue To infuse, instill.

Incipient Beginning, in an early stage.

Ineffable Unutterable, inexpressible.

Ingénue A naïve young woman.

Inglenook A cozy nook by the hearth.

Insouciance Blithe nonchalance.

Inure To become jaded.

Labyrinthine Twisting and turning.

Lagniappe A special kind of gift.

Lagoon A small gulf or inlet.

Languor Listlessness, inactivity.

Lassitude Weariness, listlessness.

Leisure Free time.

Lilt To move musically or lively.

Lissome Slender and graceful.

Lithe Slender and flexible.

Love Deep affection.

Mellifluous Sweet sounding.

Moiety One of two equal parts.

Mondegreen A slip of the ear.

Murmurous Murmuring.

Nemesis An unconquerable archenemy.

Offing The sea between the horizon and the offshore.

Onomatopoeia A word that sounds like its meaning.

Opulent Lush, luxuriant.

Palimpsest A manuscript written over earlier ones.

Panacea A solution for all problems

Panoply A complete set.

Pastiche An art work combining materials from various sources.

Penumbra A half-shadow.

Petrichor The smell of earth after rain.

Plethora A large quantity.

Propinquity Proximity; Nearness

Pyrrhic Successful with heavy losses.

Quintessential Most essential.

Ratatouille A spicy French stew.

Ravel To knit or unknit.

Redolent Fragrant.

Riparian By the bank of a stream.

Ripple A very small wave.

Scintilla A spark or very small thing.

Sempiternal Eternal.

Seraglio Rich, luxurious oriental palace or harem.

Serendipity Finding something nice while looking for something else.

Summery Light, delicate or warm and sunny.

Sumptuous Lush, luxurious.

Surreptitious Secretive, sneaky.

Susquehanna A river in Pennsylvania.

Susurrous Whispering, hissing.

Talisman A good luck charm.

Tintinnabulation Tinkling.

Umbrella Protection from sun or rain.

Untoward Unseemly, inappropriate.

Vestigial In trace amounts.

Wafture Waving.

Wherewithal The means.

Woebegone Sorrowful, downcast.

 

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So far away from marriage…

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Yup my wedding day is still a figment of my imagination, but that doesn’t mean a girl can dream.

 

http://www.ispwp.com/best-wedding-photography-of-2010-ispwp-1st-place-contest-winning-images.html

 

1. Marcin Rusinowski | 5czwartych | 5fourths Documentary Photojournalism | Warsaw, Poland Wedding Photographer

Getting Ready

 

 

2. Britney Gardner | Turn Loose the Art | Huntington Beach, California Wedding Photographer

Ceremony

 

 

3. Christina Craft | FunkyTown Photography | Vancouver Wedding Photographer

First Dance

 

 

4. Cristina Lima | Cristina Lima Photography | Belo Horizonte, Brazil Wedding Photographer

Reception

 

 

5. David Wittig | David Wittig Photography | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Emotional Impact

 

 

6. Mark Ridout | Ridout Photography | Toronto Wedding Photographer

Humor

 

 

7. Jeremy Lucero | Lucero Photography | Fullerton, California Wedding Photographer

Kids Will Be Kids

 

 

8. Michal Warda | WhiteSmoke Studio | Warsaw, Poland Wedding Photographer

Family Love

 

 

9. Lilya Gorlanova | Liliya Gorlanova Photography | Moscow, Russia Wedding Photographer

The Decisive Moment

 

 

10. Abby Rosenbaum | Abby Rose Photo | Ann Arbor, Michigan Wedding Photographer

Bride Portrait

 

 

11. Fer Juaristi | ferjuaristi photographer | Monterrey, Mexico Wedding Photographer

Bride and Groom Portrait

 

 

12. Sergio | Sergio Photographer | Tucson, Arizona Wedding Photographer

Bridal Party Portrait

 

 

13. Mark Ridout | Ridout Photography | Toronto Wedding Photographer

Engagement Portrait

 

 

14. Benjamin Young III | Benjamin Young III Photography | Davao, Philippines Wedding Photographer

Venue/Location

 

 

15. F.C. Wong | F.C. Wong Photography | San Francisco Wedding Photographer

Framing the Subject

 

 

16. Jose Luis Guardia | Xpression International | Granada, Spain Wedding Photographer

Movement and Motion

 

 

17. Vagelis Giotopoulos | Giotopoulos | Preveza, Greece Wedding Photographer

All About Light

 

 

18. Fer Juaristi | ferjuaristi photographer | Monterrey, Mexico Wedding Photographer

Wedding Details

 

 

19. Lilya Gorlanova | Liliya Gorlanova Photography | Moscow, Russia Wedding Photographer

The Wedding Dress

 

 

20. Christina Craft | FunkyTown Photography | Vancouver Wedding Photographer

Pure Art

 

 

21. Christina Craft | FunkyTown Photography | Vancouver Wedding Photographer

GETTING READY

 

 

22. Radmila Ladyzhinskaya | Sunflowers Studios Photography | Brooklyn, New York Wedding Photographer

CEREMONY

 

 

23. Jose Luis Guardia | Xpression International | Granada, Spain Wedding Photographer

FIRST DANCE

 

 

24. Carolina Pires | Carolina Pires Fotografia | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Wedding Photographer

RECEPTION

 

 

25. Morgan Lynn Razi | Morgan Lynn Photography | Houston, Texas Wedding Photographer

EMOTIONAL IMPACT

 

 

26. Debra Simpson | Simpson Photography | Sherborne, UK Wedding Photographer

HUMOR

 

 

27. David Murray | David Murray Weddings | Atlanta, Georgia Wedding Photographer

KIDS WILL BE KIDS

 

 

28. Edoardo Agresti | Edoardo Agresti Photographer[s] | Florence, Italy Wedding Photographer

FAMILY LOVE

 

 

29. Katherine Birkbeck | Katherine Birkbeck Photography | Knoxville, Tennessee Wedding Photographer

THE DECISIVE MOMENT

 

 

30. Erwin Darmali | Apertura – Erwin Darmali | Los Angeles Wedding Photographer

BRIDE PORTRAIT

 

 

31. Marco Miglianti | Marco Miglianti Photography | Tuscany, Italy Wedding Photographer

BRIDE AND GROOM PORTRAIT

 

 

32. Ryan Jones | RCJones Photography | Fresno, California Wedding Photographer

BRIDAL PARTY PORTRAIT

 

 

33. Aaron Willcox | Aaron Willcox Photography | San Diego Wedding Photographer

ENGAGEMENT PORTRAIT

 

 

34. Ron Storer | Ron Storer Photography | Seattle Wedding Photographer

VENUE/LOCATION

 

 

35. Christobal Perez | Azul Photography | Raleigh, North Carolina Wedding Photographer

FRAMING THE SUBJECT

 

 

36. Emin Kuliyev | Emin Wedding Photography | New York Wedding Photographer

MOVEMENT AND MOTION

 

 

37. Marcin Rusinowski | 5czwartych | 5fourths Documentary Photojournalism | Warsaw, Poland Wedding Photographer

ALL ABOUT LIGHT

 

 

38. Aaron Willcox | Aaron Willcox Photography | San Diego Wedding Photographer

WEDDING DETAILS

 

 

39. Christina Craft | FunkyTown Photography | Vancouver Wedding Photographer

THE WEDDING DRESS

 

 

40. Liliya Gorlanova | Liliya Gorlanova Photography | Moscow, Russia Wedding Photographer

PURE ART

 

 

41. Monika Wasylewska | Monika + Konrad Wasylewski – Glamour & Documentary | Valais, Switzerland Wedding Photographer

GETTING READY

 

 

42. Cristina Lima | Cristina Lima Photography | Belo Horizonte, Brazil Wedding Photographer

CEREMONY

 

 

43. Fernanda Petelinkar | Fernanda e Sharon – Fotografia de Casamento | São Paulo, Brazil Wedding Photographer

FIRST DANCE

 

 

44. Marcel Siegle | Marcel & Meher Siegle Photography | San Francisco, California Wedding Photographer

RECEPTION

 

 

45. Alexandre Borges | AleBorges Fotografia | São Paulo, Brazil Wedding Photographer

EMOTIONAL IMPACT

 

 

46. Marcin Labedzki | B&W Photography | Gdansk, Poland Wedding Photographer

HUMOR

 

 

47. Yvonne Zemke | Yvonne Zemke | Düsseldorf, Germany Wedding Photographer

KIDS WILL BE KIDS

 

 

48. Ray Soemarsono | Apertura – Ray Soemarsono | Los Angeles Wedding Photographer

FAMILY LOVE

 

 

49. Alexandre Borges | AleBorges Fotografia | São Paulo, Brazil Wedding Photographer

THE DECISIVE MOMENT

 

 

50. Scott Juarez | Scott and Tem Photography | Dallas Wedding Photographer

BRIDE PORTRAIT

 

 

51. Tatiana Garanina | Tatiana Garanina Photography | Moscow, Russia Wedding Photographer

BRIDE AND GROOM PORTRAIT

 

 

52. Daniel Aguilar | Daniel Aguilar Photographer | Monterrey, Mexico Wedding Photographer

BRIDAL PARTY PORTRAIT

 

 

53. Nancy Beale | David Wittig Photography | Chicago, Illinois Wedding Photographer

ENGAGEMENT PORTRAIT

 

 

54. Franco Milani | Franco Milani Photographer | Milan, Italy Wedding Photographer

VENUE/LOCATION

 

 

55. Marco Schwarz | Schwarzbild | Frankfurt Wedding Photographer

FRAMING THE SUBJECT

 

 

56. Doru Halip | Doru Halip Photography | Bucharest, Romania Wedding Photographer

MOVEMENT AND MOTION

 

 

57. Edoardo Agresti | Edoardo Agresti Photographer[s] | Florence, Italy Wedding Photographer

ALL ABOUT LIGHT

 

 

58. Melia Sorenson | Lucida Photography | Vancouver, British Columbia Wedding Photographer

WEDDING DETAILS

 

 

59. Astrid Garcia | Astrid and Rene Photography | Naples, Florida Wedding Photographer

THE WEDDING DRESS

 

 

60. Ben Godkin | Godkin Photo | Austin, Texas Wedding Photographer

PURE ART

 

 

61. Steven Young | STAK Photographer Duo | New York City Wedding Photographer

GETTING READY

 

 

62. Jenna Shouldice | Jenna & Tristan | Vancouver Wedding Photographer

CEREMONY

 

 

63. Alessandro Baglioni | Alessandro Baglioni Photographer | Firenze Wedding Photographer

FIRST DANCE

 

 

64. Fabricia Soares | Fabricia Soares Fotografia | Rio de Janeiro Wedding Photographer

RECEPTION

 

 

65. Roland Michels | Roland Michels | Hamburg Wedding Photographer

EMOTIONAL IMPACT

 

 

66. Christophe Viseux | Christophe Wedding Photo | Paris Wedding Photographer

HUMOR

 

 

67. Marco Schwarz | schwarzbild | Frankfurt Wedding Photographer

KIDS WILL BE KIDS

 

 

68. Olivia Brown | Olivia Brown Photographic | Toronto Wedding Photographer

FAMILY LOVE

 

 

69. Alexandre Borges | AleBorges Fotografia | São Paulo Wedding Photographer

THE DECISIVE MOMENT

 

 

70. Jeremy Foo | Red Co Photography | Singapore Wedding Photographer

BRIDE PORTRAIT

 

 

71. Marco Schwarz | schwarzbild | Frankfurt Wedding Photographer

BRIDE AND GROOM PORTRAIT

 

 

72. Igor Pavlov | Pavlov Studios | Kanata, Ontario Wedding Photographer

BRIDAL PARTY PORTRAIT

 

 

73. Liliya Gorlanova | Liliya Gorlanova | Moscow Wedding Photographer

ENGAGEMENT PORTRAIT

 

 

74. Marco Schwarz | schwarzbild | Frankfurt Wedding Photographer

VENUE/LOCATION

 

 

75. Yannic Schon | Paul liebt Paula | Berlin Wedding Photographer

FRAMING THE SUBJECT

 

 

76. Pablo López Ortiz | Pablo López Ortiz | Toledo, Spain Wedding Photographer

MOVEMENT AND MOTION

 

 

77. Jason Kaczorowski | Jason Kaczorowski Photography | Chicago Wedding Photographer

ALL ABOUT LIGHT

 

 

78. Julio Vasconcelos | Julio Vasconcelos – Studio Fotográfico | João Pessoa Wedding Photographer

WEDDING DETAILS

 

 

79. Juliana Pessoa | Juliana Pessoa Photography | Rio de Janeiro Wedding Photographer

THE WEDDING DRESS

 

 

80. David Josue | David Josue Photoboutique | Monterrey Wedding Photographer

PURE ART