Valentine's Day

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Vocabulary Word List:

18 words: sweetheart, concordance, cordate, cordial, core, courage, courtship, discord, discourage, enamored, heartbroken, heartiness, heartland, heartthrob, infatuation, recorder, romance, truelove

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Vocabulary Word List for Valentine\'s Day (161)
A) Admiration, Adorable, Adoration, Adore, Affection, Affectionate, Allegiance, Amorous, Amour, Angel, Ardent, Ardor, Attachments, Attract, Attraction, Attractive, Awe
B) Beau, Beautiful, Beauty, Beloved, Bonds, Boyfriend
C) Candy, Captivate, Cards, Care, Casanova, Celebrate, Charm, Cherish, Chocolate, Commitment, Cordial, Courtship, Cozy, Cupid
D) Darling, Date, Dear, Declaration, Desire, Devoted, Devotion, Dine, Doilies, Don Juan, Dreamy
E) Embrace, Emotion, Enamored, Endear, Endearment, Engagement, Enrapture, Eros, Eternal, Excite
F) Fancy, Fantasy, Fascinate, Fascination, Favor, Favorite, Fellowship, Fiance, Fiancee, Flavor, Fling, Flirt, Flowers, Fond of, Friendship
G) Gallant, Gem, Gifts, Girlfriend, Goodness
H) Heart, Heartthrob, Honey, Honor, Hugs
I) Idolize, Inamorata, Inclination, Infatuation
J) Jewelry, Jewels, Joy
K) Karma, Kismet, Kisses
L) Lace, Liaison, Lifelong, Like, Lilies, Lothario, Love, Lover, Lovesick
M) Marry, Maternal, Mostly
N) Nighttime, Nirvana, Notion, Nurture
O) Only one, Opulent, Osculation
P) Passion, Perfume, Plants, Precious, Prize, Profess
Q) Quaint, Quality, Queen
R) Rapture, Rapturous, Red, Regard, Remembrance, Restaurant, Revere, Ribbon, Riddle, Romance, Romantic, Romeo
S) Sachets, Seduce, Smitten, Special, Suitor, Surprise, Sweet, Sweetheart, Swoon
T) Tantalizing, Tender, Tenderness, Token, Truelove
U) Unique, Unusual, Us
V) Valentino, Venus, Verses
W) Warmth, Woo
X) Xxxx
Y) Yearning, Your, Youth
Z) Zest
Valentine's Day EXPRESSIONS with words of ENDEARMENT:
be crazy/nuts about someone
be sweet on someone
- carry a torch for
doll
dumpling
fall for
go steady with
my love
superstar
sweetheart
turn one's head
wear one's heart on one's sleeve -

Let's talk about kisses at Valentine's Day:
Do you know?

1. A person burns 26 calories in a one-minute kiss.
2. Human brains have special neurons to help couples find each others' lips in the dark.
3. As many as 278 colonies of bacteria are exchanged during a kiss.
4. An average person spends two weeks of their life kissing.
5. The scientific name for kissing is osculation.
6. A man who kisses his lady goodbye when he leaves for work every morning averages a higher income than a man who doesn’t.
7. Ninety percent of people worldwide kiss on the lips according to anthropologists.
8. Fifty percent of people have kissed before they turned 14.
9. Kissing can be a beauty treatment. Scientific tests show that good kissing helps reduce dermatitis, blemishes and skin rashes.
10. Kissing makes your hair glow and your hair shine.
adapted from Ruth McConnell, author of The Kissing Cure.

Valentine's Day Lesson Plan and Activities:

Have students make a Valentine's card using the newspaper. For example a picture of a broom (cut from an ad) could be glued to a paper heart with the saying "You've swept me off my feet", or a picture of a can of nuts can be used with the phrase "I'm nuts about you." (Suggested by BW, Ogden, Utah)

Valentines Day Scavenger Hunt

1. Find something in a newspaper or magazine in the shape of a heart.
2. Find an activity in the newspaper or magazine that you would love to do if you had the time and money.
3. Locate any 5 items that come in pairs.
4. Choose a gift from a magazine or newspaper that you could give to someone.
5. Find an example of something that would improve your HEARTiness or condition of being physically fit or healthy.
6. Read about and then share with someone a story about a person you know or know about who suffers from heartache caused by loss or despair. How could he/she/they be helped?
7. Name someone who has heart or shows compassion for others.
9. Have you heard or seen an article with heartening news that would inspire confidence or hope in the future?
10. Give an example of someone who was heartless or totally lacking in compassion or caring for his or her fellow man/women.
11. Find an item, object in a magazine or newspaper that you would like to buy that would be a sweetheart of a deal.
12. Cut words from articles, magazines or a newspaper to write or make a love letter, Valentine message or poem. Sign it with the number 143 (that stands for I Love You. (I=1, Love=4, You=3). (Adapted from ideas by AE, McAllen, Texas & DG, St. Joseph)

Valentine's Day expressions or cliches with the word HEART in them

a bleeding heart
a heartbeat away
a heavy heart
after ones own heart
an aching heart
at heart
break someone's heart
cross one's heart and hope to die
eat one's heart out
from the bottom of ones heart
have a heart
have your heart in your mouth
have your heart in the right place
have your heart set on
in your heart of hearts
lose your heart to
near or close to your heart
set your heart at rest
set your heart on fire
take to heart
take heart
the heart of the matter
to your hearts content
wear your heart on your sleeve with all your heart

Valentine's Day COMPOUND WORDS or what appear to be compound words: heartache --- heart-attack --- heartbeat --- heart-block --- heartbreak --- heart-breaker --- heartbreaking --- heartbroken --- heartburn --- heart-disease --- hearten --- heart-failure --- heartfelt --- hearth --- heartily --- heartland --- heartless --- heart-murmur --- heart-rendering --- hearts-and-flowers --- heartsick --- heart-stopper --- heartstrings --- heartthrob --- heart-to-heart --- heartwarming --- heartwood --- heart-worm ---

There are hundreds of Valentine's Day songs with the word HEART in the title. Please email jancook@myvocabulary.com with additional songs to add to this valentine word list.

Heart (Eddie Fisher)
Heart by Nick Lowe
Heart and Soul (Huey Lewis)
Heart Attack (Olivia Newton-John)
Heart Full of Soul (Yardbirds)
Heart Hotels (Dan Fogelberg)
Heart in Hand (Brenda Lee)
Heart like a Wheel (Steve Miller Band)
Heart of Glass (Blondie);
Heart of Gold (Neil Young)
Heart of Rock & Roll (Huey Lewis & The News)
Heart of Stone (Rolling Stones)
Heart of the Night (Juice Newton)
Heart to Heart (Kenny Loggins)
Heartache Tonight (Eagles);
Heartaches by the Numbers (Johnny Tillotson)
Heartbreak Hotel (Elvis Presley)
Heartbreak Kid (Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods)
Heartbreaker (Dionne Warwick)

Additional Valentine's Day songs suggested by our participants - thanks!

Closer to the Heart (Rush)
Heart by Nick Lowe
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around (Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty),
Kickstart My Heart (Motley Crue)
Edge of a Broken Heart (Bon Jovi)
Can't You Hear My Heart Beat? (Herman's Hermits)
Where Does My Heart Beat Now? (Celine Dione)
Heartlight - Neil Diamond
My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
Tell It to My Heart - Taylor Dayne
Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus
Unbreak My Heart - Johnny Mathis
Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Deep in the Heart of Texas
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
Owner of a Lonely Heart - Yes
contributed by Amy

More Heart Songs given to vocabulary.com by TA, Mount Gleason MS, Sunland, CA

A Dream is A Wish Your Heart Makes - Disney
Blame It On Your Heart - Patty Loveless
Brand New Heartache - Everly Bros.
Broken Hearted Me - Anne Murray
Change of Heart - The Judds
Chrome Plated Heart - Melissa Etheridge
Crying My Heart Out Over You - Ricky Skaggs
Dagger Through The Heart - Sinead O'Connor
Devil in Her Heart - The Beatles
Don't Break the Heart That Loves You - Connie Francis
Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John
Don't Waste Your Heart - Dixie Chix
Even If My Heart - Kenny G
Every Beat of My Heart - Gladys Knight & The Pips
Follow My Heart - REO Speedwagon
Fool Hearted Memory - George Strait
Good Hearted Woman - Willie Nelson
Harden My Heart - Quarterflash
Give My Heart to You - Billy Ray Cyrus
Heart - Reba McEntire
Heart's Desire - Manhattan Transfer
Heart and Soul - Jan and Dean
Heart and Soul - The Cleftones
Heart Full of Soul - The Yardbirds
Heart Hotels - Dan Fogelberg
Heart Hush - Reba McEntire
Heart of a City - Janis Ian
Heart of Glass - Blondie
Heart of Mine - Bob Dylan
Heart of Mine - Boz Skaggs
Heartache for Everyone - Indigo Girls
Heartache Tonight - The Eagles
Heartaches - The Marcels
Heartaches - Patsy Cline
Heartaches by the Number - Ray Price
Heartaches of a Fool - Willie Nelson
Heartbreak Town - Dixie Chix
Heartbreak USA - Dottie West
Heartbreak USA - Kitty Wells
Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar
Heartland - George Strait
Heartlight - Neil Diamond
Hearts Aren't Made to Break - Lee Greenwood
Hello Mr. Heartache - Dixie Chix
Home Is Where The Heart Is - Peter, Paul and Mary
Home Is Where The Heart Is - Ronnie Gilbert
Hungry Heart - Bruce Springsteen
I'm Going to Break Every Heart That I Can - Merle Haggard
I Can't Teach My Old Heart New Tricks - Barry Manilow
I Have One Hand, One Heart - Barbra Streisand
I Sold My Heart To the Junkman - Bette Midler
If My Heart Had Wings - Faith Hill
If I Only Had A Heart - Wizard of Oz
If You've Got A Heart - Chad and Jeremy
Keeper of My Heart - Indigo Girls
Let's Call A Heart a Heart - Billie Holiday
Let Me Into Your Heart - Mary Chapin Carpenter
Like We Never Had a Broken Heart - Trisha Yearwood
Look Me In The Heart - Tina Turner
Longing In Their Hearts - Bonnie Raitt
Matters of the Heart - Tracy Chapman
My Heart Has A Mind of Its Own - Reba McEntire
My Heart Skips A Beat - Buck Owen
My Heart Stood Still - Burl Ives
My Heart Won't Wander Very Far From You - George Strait
Nobody Dies From A Broken Heart - Reba McEntire
Nothing But Heartaches - The Supremes
One Hand, One Heart - Debbie Gibson
One Honest Heart - Reba McEntire
Only In Your Heart - America
Open Season On My Heart - Tim McGraw
Our Hearts Are Holding Hands - Loretta Lynn
Piece of My Heart - Janis Ian
Runnin' Away With My Heart - Lonestar
Seasons of My Heart - Johnny Cash
Seasons of The Heart - John Denver
Since You Broke My Heart - Everly Bros.
State of the Heart - Peter, Paul and Mary
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around - Stevie Nicks
Take the Keys to My Heart - Garth Brooks
That's How a Heartache Begins - Patsy Cline
The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter - Reba McEntire
The Heart You Break May Be Your Own - Patsy Cline
Their Hearts Were Full of Spring - The Beach Boys
Thinkin' With My Heart Again - Lee Ann Womack
Till The Heart Caves In - k.d. lang
Tortured Tangled Hearts - Dixie Chix
Tonight the Heartache's On Me - Dixie Chix
Trail of Broken Hearts - k.d. lang
Truth of the Heart - Melissa Etheridge
When My Heart Finds Christmas - Harry Connick, Jr.
Wild Heart - Stevie Nicks
You Can't Lose A Broken Heart - Tony Bennett & k.d. Lang
Your Cheatin' Heart - Hank Williams
Your Cheatin' Heart - Patsy Cline
You Can't Make A Heart Love Somebody - George Strait

More HEART words contributed by Lara L.
My Heart Will Go On- Celine Dion
Don't Go Breaking My Heart- Elton John
Secret Heart- Feist
If I Only Had Heart- Wizard of Oz
The Heart of The Matter- Don Henley
Tell It To My Heart- Taylor Dayne
Valentine Song Titles contribution of 22 new song titles with artist's name.Thank you, D.F. at St. Aidens HomeSchool, South Africa.
Atom Heart Mother-Pink Floyd----- Cross my heart, hope to die-Elvis Presley----- Dagger Through The Heart-Sinead O'Connor----- For the Heart-Elvis Presley----- Heart of Rome-Elvis Presley----- Hearts of Stone-Elvis Presley----- Home Is Where The Heart Is-Elvis Presley----- I Will Hold You In My Heart-Elvis Presley----- In This Heart-Sinead O'Connor----- Men With Broken Hearts-Elvis Presley----- My Heart Cries For You-Elvis Presley----- One Broken Heart For Sale-Elvis Presley----- One Track Heart-Elvis Presley----- Queen of my Heart-Westlife----- Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun-Pink Floyd----- Total Eclipse of the Heart-Bonnie Tyler----- When God Dips His Love In My Heart-Elvis Presley----- Wooden Heart-Elvis Presley----- You Belong To My Heart-Elvis Presley----- You Made Me The Thief Of Your Heart- Sinead O'Connor----- You’ll Be In My Heart (Tarzan theme)-Phil Collins----- Your Cheatin Heart-Elvis Presley-----

Please see Valentine's Day, Love, Family and Chocolate and Flowers word lists representative of Valentine's Day

USA TODAY Valentine's Day Snapshots listed some interesting facts, crediting a National Retail Federation survey, Caobisco/ICA, Hershey's and Wakefield survey at FLOWERS.COM:
Valentine's Day spending: Men = $135.35, women = $72.28.

American's love chocolate: Americans indulge in about 11.4 pounds of chocolate a year.

Which type of flower do women most want for Valentine's Day?

Roses = 55%
Carnations = 12%
Tulips = 11%
Orchids = 9%
Calla lilies = 7%


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