Words, words, words

I like lists. A lot. I have lists of quotes, list of books to read, lists of movies to watch, lists of movies to watch again, wish lists, grocery lists, to-do lists, and I’ve decided to add another much needed list to my life: a list of words.

I have kind of always had this list, but it’s never officially been a list until today. I have random words written all over the place to remind myself of how much I like them. But it’s time I make that list official, and what better way to start than by sharing a post on words I really like?

Some of these words I really like the sound or spelling of, while others have interesting, neat, or fun definitions. If I like it for the sound or spelling, I didn’t include the definition, unless I like the definition and the sound.

  • Acquiesce
  • Altruistic
  • Apple-knocker: an ignorant or unsophisticated person
  • Blatherskite: a person who talks at great length without making much sense
  • Borborygmus: rumbling/gurgling noise in the intestines
  • Cacophony: dissonance
  • Criticaster: minor or incompetent critic
  • Codswallop: nonsense
  • Discombobulate: confuse
  • Doryphore: pedantic and annoyingly persistent critic of others
  • Duckspeak: to quack like a duck, ie. to speak without thinking
  • Ephemeral: lasting a very short time; lasting only one day
  • Facetious
  • Gasconade: extravagant boasting
  • Gobemouche: gullible or credulous listener
  • Incunabula: books printed before 1501
  • Lackadaisical: lacking spirit, life, or zest
  • Loquacious: full of excessive talk
    • This one I like because it sounds like a compliment.
  • Luculent: (of speech and writing) clearly expressed
  • Maudlin: drunk enough to be emotionally silly
  • Melancholy
  • Murmuration: utterance of low continuous sounds; murmuring
  • Nomenclature: choosing names
  • Obfuscate: throw in shadow
  • Paraph: a flourish after a signature
  • Petrichor: the pleasant smell after the first rain during a long dry spell
  • Phoenitc
  • Quintessential: perfectly typical of a particular kind of person or thing
  • Serendipity: the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for
  • Sesquipedalian: having many syllables
  • Superfluous: extra; exceeding what is sufficient
  • Sycophant: someone who acts obsequiously towards someone important to gain advantage
  • Trepidatious: nervous or uncertain agitation
  • Uiquitous: being everywhere at the same time; constantly encountered
  • Umbriferous: shady



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