14 Words That Every Book Lover Needs In Her Life

For a lover of books, words are the most beautiful things in this world – they hold the keys to the magical universe spread among the pages of a book. Words contain magic in them!

And yet, a bookworm is sometimes at a loss of words to describe some of those funny, flutteringly whimsical feelings they often feel. But thanks to some scholars, bookworms now have some perfect words to put in place of those formerly indescribable feelings.

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Pronunciation – shelf’ rai’ chas’

Meaning – (adj.) a feeling of superiority about one’s bookshelf.

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Pronunciation – skrol’ met’

Meaning – (n.) an author the reader feels a deep connection with.

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Pronunciation – ree’ dal’ ta’ ri

Meaning – (n.) the act of being unfaithful to one book by reading another simultaneously.

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Pronunciation – sen’ transt’

Meaning – (adj.) the state of being captivated by a well-written sentence.

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Pronunciation – smel’ bound’

Meaning – (adj.) captivated by the scent of books.

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Pronunciation – per’ fik’ sha’ nist’

Meaning – (n.) a fiction reader with high expectations.

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Pronunciation – lit’ mos’ fer’

Meaning – (n.) a. the vast domain of readers and writers of the world.

b. a lively literary mood permeating the air.

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Pronunciation – buk’ bozomd’

Meaning – (adj.) the habit of carrying a book at all times.

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Pronunciation – bib’ li’ oh’ bi’ boo’ li

Meaning – (n.) people who read too much.

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Pronunciation – bib’ li’ oh’ clasm’

Meaning – (n.) the intentional destruction of books.

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Pronunciation – bib’ li’ oh’ taf’

Meaning – (n.) a reader who hoards her books and protects them from others.

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Pronunciation – aal’ trah’ krep’ i’ dayr’ ee’ uhn’

Meaning – (n.) someone who gives an opinion on things she knows nothing about.

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Pronunciation – ep’ i’ oh’ leh’ tree

Meaning – (n.) the worship of words.

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Pronunciation – bib’ li’ oh’ fa’ jist’

Meaning – (n.) a devourer of books/a voracious reader.

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Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. ― Rudyard Kipling

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