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.
A woman excelling both in beauty and goodness. Isn't this a life-affirming word? "Belle" is the French for beautiful, "bone" comes from French for good, but in English, the expression sounds hearty, ample and strong—as empowered as today's womankind.