Appreciating Apricity

I learned today two new, related words.   They are wonderfully joyous and beautiful and I don’t ever remember hearing them or reading about them before today.

The first (what for me  personally is a neologism ) is apricity, which I learned is a term used for “the warmth of sun in winter.”   (I liked that definition better than the simple “warmth of the sun”).   I never new there was a word for that most wonderful event of feeling the warm sun on a winter day.


The second word, related to the first which I also thought was such a warm and wonderful term is apricate – to bask in the sun.  I had never heard this sunbathing term before but fell in love with the word.  Any day that one can apricate is a good day!

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