Words

Water Words

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What are some lesser known words related to nature wetness, to oceans, lakes, rivers..

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Bedewing

Wet with dew, or something like it.

Bight
An open bay or bend in the coastline.

Bore
A steep wave, such as that caused by two tides coming together.

Billabong
Australian roots. Can refer to a channel blind tidal or a backwater.

Defluxion
A downflow.

Fluxive
Flowing.

Freshet
An overflowing stream, likely due to a downpour or melting snow.

Lacustrine
In,on, or of lakes

Pelagic
Oceanic. Relevant to the open sea.

Plash
To splash.

Pluviosity
A heavy rain.

Popple
Water in a roll or a ripple.

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Riffle
Gentle waves or a shallow stream with choppy waters.

Riverine
Of or on a river.

Roric
Dewy

Sault
Rapids or a waterfall

Scend
The upward pitch of a wave.

Snye
A river’s side channel.

Sparge
To sprinkle with water.

Spindrift
The spray that flies out when the wind hits a cresting wave.

Spurtle
A spurt of water. Also a wooden Scottish stirring stick.

Stillicide
A constant drip, drip.

Swash
Noun: the water that flows onto the beach after a wave comes in.
Verb: to flow with splashing noises.

Tricklet
A narrow stream.

Whelm
A surge, e.g. of the tide.

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