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    Valentine\'s Day Vocabulary Word List (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
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    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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