Welcome to the April edition of Write Big Sexy Words!
Hello Word Nerds, it’s time to stretch your vocabulary once again and exude the writerly confidence of someone who is packing a big, juicy, personal lexicon.

A word or two about March
March was a crazy month. We were all reeling from some community drama in February, then I got sick (not with you-know-what), then suddenly we were in a worldwide pandemic, and this blog felt very small and very insignificant. I’m only now getting back into the swing of things, and even that feels tentative. However, normalcy is very soothing so I am putting forth April’s words with the theme of Magic & Mystery, because we are living in strange and uncertain times that call for, that require, fantasy and escapism and the possibility that there is more to our world than simply what we can see.

It couldn’t be easier: on the first of the month, each month, I will share a blog post containing 9 big sexy words and their definitions, along with examples that use them in an erotic context. Feel free to use the words and phrases as writing prompts or simply as a resource to bolster your vocabulary and add some new words to your already brilliant writing ideas.

If you use these big sexy words, (and even if you don’t!) feel free to link up your post(s) at the bottom of this page. 

Type Word Definition
adjective numinous mysteriously supernatural, filled with a sense of divinity
verb divine to discover by insight or intuition
adjective preternatural existing outside of nature
noun theurgy the effect of supernatural or divine intervention in human affairs
noun grimoire a manual of black magic (for invoking spirits and demons)
noun soothsayer someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)
adjective saturnine showing a brooding ill humor
verb malediction a magical word or phrase uttered with the intention of bringing about evil or destruction; a curse.
adjective esoteric intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest.

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Violet Fawkes

Violet Fawkes (she/her) is a freelance writer and sex blogger focusing on pleasure education, erotic fiction, and the intersection of identity, kink and mental health.