Too Hot, Need Words
What are some forgotten or little-used words relevant to hot, hot weather? You know, just in case anyone should be experiencing such a thing.
To luxuriate in the hot sun. Are we luxuriating yet?
To drench in sweat.
The hottest room in Roman baths.
You’re getting warmer.
Burning, scalding hot.
Steaming, muggy hot.
Good clothes-drying weather.
To heat up
Associated with summer.
That uniquely claustrophobic feeling of a stuffy, smelly, barely ventilated space.
And suddenly the sun appears.
An increasing heat.
Excessive dryness, no moisture to be found.
A warm room in Roman baths where unlucky others got to scrape dirt off oiled visitors with a strigil.
A light breeze? Yes, please.
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