I recently had to quarantine for 14 days having returned from Luxembourg. It was quite a lonely experience but strangely therapeutic at the same time.
Being a word nerd, I got to thinking about how to describe my experience – a clear sign of too much time alone - but aren't we all thinking about our quarantine memoirs?!
Here’s an A-Z smattering - not too uplifting:
❌Acedia: Listless, uncertain, anxious
❌Agromania: Intense desire to be in open spaces
❌Clinomania: Excessive desire to stay in bed
❌Eleutheromania: Manic desire for freedom
❌Encraty: Self control
❌Hesternopothia: Yearning for earlier times
❌Hyperphagia: Eating too much (hence the crassulent state!)
🆘Loimography: A study of epidemics
❌Quarantine: From the Italian ‘quaranta’ (40). In 1377, the Great Council established a 40-day isolation period to avoid the spread of plague
❌Xanthippe: Ill-tempered woman
✅Virucide: Killing of viruses
❌Woolage: Untidy hair
❌Zaftig: Full, rounded figure