Romantic Vocabulary Word of the Week: Blossom

(English Reading Level: Beginner; definitions are at the bottom of this blog post.)

This verb is often used to speak of a young girl moving from puberty to adulthood. The word blossom is also used to speak of flowers that grow from a bulb to a full flower. Just like a flower grows and opens to expose its beautiful petals, so a woman grows hips, breasts, and curves as she matures.

Simple Verb Tenses (Conjugation)

  • Present Tense: Blossom
  • Present Continuous Tense: Blossoming
  • Past Tense: Blossomed

Sample Sentences for Context

  1. You have blossomed into a beautiful young lady. (In this context, the person saying this has seen the lady when she was much younger, as it is the only way that he or she would have noticed a change in the lady.)
  2. She blossomed overnight. (This phrase could be said by a parent. It could also be said by a man who is suddenly attracted to a woman that he previously thought was unattractive.)
  3. Don’t worry; eventually, you will blossom. (This could be said by someone who wants to encourage a preteen or teenage girl that her body will eventually mature and grow into a woman.)

Here are a few vocabulary words for beginners who read this blog post. Please remember that in English, some words may have more than one meaning. These definitions will only apply to how the words were used in this blog post.

  1. Puberty (noun) – a time when a child’s body begins to change into an adult body.
  2. Adulthood (noun) – a time when a person is no longer a child or teenager
  3. Petals (noun) – the leaves of a flower
  4. Bulb (noun) – a group of petals that hide the inside of the flower
  5. Expose (verb) – to show something that was hidden; to reveal something that was hidden
  6. Hips (noun) – On a female, hips is the wider part of the female body that is between below the belly but above the legs.
  7. Breasts (noun) – The softer areas of a female’s chest.
  8. Curves (noun) – the outer shape of an adult female body
  9. Mature/Matures (verb) – to grow older
  10. Conjugation (noun) – the changing of verb endings based on tense
  11. Context (noun) – English words often have more than one meaning for the same word. Knowing the ‘context’ of an English word helps you to understand which meaning is being used for the word in a sentence. ‘Context’ is the information around the word such the beginning of the sentence, the end of the sentence, and even the paragraph where the word was used may all help you to know the meaning of that word.
  12. Noticed (verb) – to see
  13. Overnight (adverb) – during the night, but before morning
  14. Attracted (verb) – to desire to be near something or someone
  15. Unattractive (adjective) – used to speak of someone that you don’t believe is very beautiful
  16. Eventually (adverb) – A word used to speak of something that will happen, even if it doesn’t happen for a long time.
  17. Encourage (verb) – to tell someone that he or she is doing something very well; to tell someone to not give up
  18. Preteen (noun) – a child between the ages of nine and thirteen
  19. Teenage (noun) – a person between the ages of thirteen and eighteen
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