New Word #99: Varying Degree Of Want
cacoethes: the uncontrollable desire to do something not advisable. Usually people use indulge, pamper, pander, coddle, cater.
appetency: a natural inclination or a desire
covet: the yearning to have something
desiderium: a strong feeling of desire or loss
velleity: a desire which is not strong enough to make one act on it
vicarious: experiencing something through other people, for example a person who doesn’t dance herself but watch the dancing of other people
frisson: It means fear and desire at the same time, or excitement and being scared at the same time.
predilection, inclination, leaning, predisposition, proclivity, partiality, itch
- These words all mean a preference or a bias.
pining, longing, yearning, craving, aching
- These words all mean a strong desire