Whether it’s the distress of a bad haircut (age-otori) or longing for the food someone else is eating (groaking), the pleasure found in other people’s happiness (confelicity) or the shock of jumping into icy water (curglaff), there are real words to pinpoint exactly how you feel. Here are 1001 words everyone needs, whether it’s the best kind of hug (cwtch), the relief found in swearing (lalochezia), or the ability to endure till the end (pertolerance). Your guide is Susie Dent, Queen of Countdown’s Dictionary Corner and lexicographer extraordinaire.
Hardback, 366 pages
Dimensions 22cm H x 14cm W