Apricity

I just learned today that, though it can no longer be found in the dictionary, Apricity is an obsolete word that describes a common yet very specific phenomenon: the warmth of the sun on a cold winter’s day. Isn’t that a delightful word? One wonders why it didn’t catch on … I love its conciseness! There’s a short yet very lovely description of the origin of the word here: http://unusedwords.com/2012/07/04/apricity/

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Boxer experiencing a moment of apricity last winter.