This word describes an ‘uncle-like gesture’, or the characteristic concern and kindness usually attributed to a kind-hearted uncle, in a positive, complimentary way. It derives from the Latin word Avunculus (‘maternal uncle’).
This word describes someone who is in his or her eighties. Octogenarian comes from the Latin word Octogenarius (‘eighty’).
This means optimistic, confident, cheerful, positive, upbeat, hopeful, assured, lively, buoyant.
This is a little known word used to describe a man (never a woman) who is totally and utterly obsessed with, and consumed by, sex. It is the male version of the word Nymphomaniac.
This word means calm, tranquil, composed, cool, at ease, placid, untroubled. It also means unruffled and serene.
Well, that’s it for this week. Tune in next week for another batch of wonderful words.