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Comfy Cozy

October 23, 2014
Here's a list about relaxation and taking it easy. Whether it is for protection from a winter chill or relishing comfort no matter what the season, there are a bunch of words that evoke this feeling of security and happiness. Here are 11 words about unwinding by wrapping the covers tight, calming down, and cuddling up.
ensconce
These days, friends and allies say Columba Bush is happily ensconced in Miami, enjoying a post-political life with friends and her three young grandchildren.
—Washington Post May 11, 2014
nestled
Kaguya enters the world more bewilderingly than most: She’s discovered nestled within a radiant bamboo flower by a woodsman, who raises her with his wife.
—New York Times Oct 16, 2014
cuddle
Lastly, you might need to cuddle up in a blanket full of uncertainty and ignore the dread and “what if’s” that pound your psyche.
—Forbes Oct 14, 2014
huddle
Or huddling around the kitchen in winter to keep warm.
—BBC Oct 20, 2014
swathe
Wooden picture frames hold empty picture mats swathed in blood-red silk.
—Los Angeles Times Sep 9, 2014
envelop
But officials fret about how grumpy—and vocal—people are becoming about the poisonous air that envelops so many Chinese cities.
—Economist Oct 23, 2014
bundle
If you automatically filter certain emails to certain labels, Inbox turns those into bundles you can easily manage.
—The Verge Oct 22, 2014
cocoon
Cocooned in parental admiration and financial stability, her mind turns on itself.
—Los Angeles Times Oct 2, 2014
snug
Curling up with a cup of hot cocoa is one way to feel snug—just nix the sugary powdered mix with marshmallow bits.
—Time Oct 19, 2014
soothe
Often, the ship’s roll is soothing, as if you were placed in the hand of a walking giant.
—Seattle Times Oct 15, 2014
assuage
So to assuage her own anxiety, Barb relentlessly pushes her offspring to compete for summer internships and orchestrates his resumé to appeal to future employers.
—Forbes Jul 7, 2014

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