Word o’ Week

Vellichor

Noun: The strange wistfulness of a used bookshop.

Here at Scriba we love books and reading, so we’d happily lose ourselves in a used bookshop!

Intelligencer

A person who gathers intelligence, especially an informer, spy, or secret agent.

It had to be every child’s (and most adults) dream to become a secret spy ‘Intelligencer’ after watching James Bond save the world!

Rostrum

Noun: A raised platform used to make a speech.

When making a speech you would usually stand behind a rostrum.

Apricity

Noun: The warmth of the sun in Winter.

We have experienced this a lot recently with the lovely winter sun we have had.

Precatory

Adjective: Expressing a wish or a request.

We remember expressing wishes by blowing candles out on our birthday cakes.