Comfy Cozy

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.

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  1. ensconce
    fix firmly
    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
  2. nestled
    drawn or pressed close to someone or something for or as if for affection or protection
    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
  3. cuddle
    hold close, as for affection, comfort, or warmth
    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
  4. huddle
    crouch or curl up
    Or huddling around the kitchen in winter to keep warm.
    —BBC Oct 20, 2014
  5. swathe
    wrap in swaddling clothes
    Wooden picture frames hold empty picture mats swathed in blood-red silk.
    —Los Angeles Times Sep 9, 2014
  6. envelop
    enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
    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
  7. bundle
    gather or cause to gather into a cluster
    If you automatically filter certain emails to certain labels, Inbox turns those into bundles you can easily manage.
    —The Verge Oct 22, 2014
  8. cocoon
    wrap, as for protection
    Cocooned in parental admiration and financial stability, her mind turns on itself.
    —Los Angeles Times Oct 2, 2014
  9. snug
    enjoying comforting warmth and shelter in a small space
    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
  10. soothe
    cause to feel better
    Often, the ship’s roll is soothing, as if you were placed in the hand of a walking giant.
    —Seattle Times Oct 15, 2014
  11. assuage
    provide physical relief, as from pain
    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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