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Words, I think, are the one great exhaustless
charm and resource of life
Gamaliel Bradford (1863-1932)
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ensorcell, verb (en sor’ sǝl)
Sometimes seen as ensorcel – (one “l”) –
as in the Kilpatrick quote below.
To enchant, bewitch, fascinate, cast a spell upon.
Use sorcery on, becharm, beguile, spellbind,
E.g., Her writing sparkles, and her plots and
From the Old French ensorcerer, from en- + -
sorcerer, from sorcier (a sorcerer)
. . .Believe me, I am not against exotic words.
I love them. I venerate them. They ensorcel
me! Got that?
James J. Kilpatrick (1920-2010),
Chicago Sun-Times, Nov. 24, 2002.
|Original vocabulary verse
poeticizing words worth enjoying
|Are you getting your
May I entertain you?
And sparkling style
can put me in a trance.
Clever verse enchants.
compel my rapt
attention and applause.
ensorcells me –
fascinates and awes.