I serendipitously encountered this word today as I sat on my couch in a dimly lit room while wearing apricot-colored, warm fuzzy socks and a comfortable hoodie sweatshirt. It was a well-met word because recently I and many others yearn for a moment of apricity. That is, we pine for a glimpse of warming sunlight in the midst of this relentless and tenacious winter.
Apricity is an “unused word” signifying the warmth of the sun during winter.
The link above echos some of the thoughts I was having about the word. For example, I thought of apricots as a possible root twin, but the morphology of the words is quite different. Even so, wouldn’t it be nice to savor a sun-warmed apricot while apricitating?