18 Delightful English Words You Never Learned in School
The author of Wordbirds
went on a word safari through Samuel Johnson's famous 18th-century dictionary to hunt for entries that can help explain those things in life that otherwise leave us speechless.
The lowest degree of desire. While a tantling yearns too much for too many things, those given to velleities might not bring enough urgency to their wish lists. This word reminds us that a half-hearted, half-formed desire doesn't stand much chance of coming to fruition. If there's something achievable you want to do, kick your zeal up a notch beyond velleity.