Having so many words to our disposal provides a great way for authors to express themselves, and for readers to broaden their horizons and become truly engrossed in a novel. It can help readers describe the unique experience of reading (although there are a few words that I do agree should still be added... just for the book lovers amongst us).
Anyway, because our beautiful language is so full of mysterious words, I bet you there are many that you have never even heard of before. That does not mean these aren't worth knowing, however, so I've decided to compile a list for you with some of my favorite little-know/little-used words. I urge you to check it out and find your favorites, and to memorize them and add them to your vocabulary!
Scripturient(adj) Having a consuming passion to write
Consenescere(v) To grow old and gray together
Nyctophilia(n) Love of darkness or night; Finding of comfort in darkness
Forelsket(n) The euphoria you experience when you first fall in love
Verklempt(adj) Completely overcome with emotion
Commuovere(v) To stir, to touch, to move to tears
Agraphia(n) Writer's block
Psithurism(n) The sound of wind through the trees
ChelonianLike a turtle
Erinaceous(adj) Relating to, or resembling, hedgehogs
Dalliance(n) A brief love affair
DemureShy and reserved
Quidnunc(n) One who always wants to know what is going on
CompunctionA feeling of guilt after committing a wrongful act
SelcouthUnfamiliar, rare, strange, yet marvellous
SillageThe scent that lingers in the air after someone or something has been gone
TsundokuBuying books and not reading them; letting books pile up unread
My personal favorite is scripturient (although tsundoku is a word that is also quite applicable to me ;-)).
Anyway, please leave a comment and let me know: What is your personal favorite, and would you add any words to this list?