I’ve mentioned before my affection for the word “assuage” and, thanks to a recent conversation, I’ve decided to share another word I’m partial too: deliquesce (deli-quess).
I think it sounds lovely. It’s also quite practical, because lot of things deliquesce, particularly in the chemistry usage of the word. (To become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air.)
It’s friend “deliquescent” is also rather lovely don’t you think?