phenomenology – noun
The study of the development of human consciousness and self-awareness as a preface to or a part of philosophy.
As in: “The Tree of Life is peak Malick phenomenology.”
Yeoman – noun
Efficient or useful help in need.￼￼
As in… “A true ally is a yeoman, not wishy-washy, or a poseur.”
adj. can·ni·er, can·ni·est
1. Careful and shrewd, especially where one’s own interests are concerned.
2. Cautious in spending money; frugal.
a. Steady, restrained, and gentle.
b. Snug and quiet.
As in: “You are too canny to lose this job.”
I’ve always liked this word, and then I looked up the etymology. It’s Scots, of course
1. frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
Not to be confused with frission