Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Words, words, words

This evening over dinner, my team-mates and I enjoyed a stimulating conversation about English words that we have a particular affinity for. A couple of my team-mates' favorite words were "beluga" (especially when it can be used after "baby") and "lovingkindness" as found in the Psalms. I came home and opened up my "favorite word" list document. Just reading over the list, made me smile at how I might try to sneak these words into my daily life.

So in no particular order, here is my running list of favorite words: (all words are subject to elimination at random.)

discrepancy

heave

regardless

zest

caked

boggled

perch

gem

ambiguity--Isn't this what we all want out of life?

bubble

caters

pasta

portal---(I need one of these)

precipice

preserves--(as in the jam)

daunting

intrepid

harboring

poignant

quagmire—a situation from which extraction is very difficult

teleport

insipid

punctuate

consensus

I'd also love to hear your favorite words. (Let's heat up the comments section.)

6 comments:

Jenn said...

Consensus is a fun one. I've enjoyed saying that multiple times a day in class this week.

Some of my faves:
conundrum
esoteric
hodgepodge

Anonymous said...

lavish - as in the grace he "lavishes" on us with all wisdom and understanding eph1:8


Love mom

Portia said...

I'm posting this on behalf of my Uncle who likes the word "essence" as in "the essence of what she is saying."

Norman & Joyce said...

Bob likes "palindrome."

Drew and Rachel said...

peripheral

enigma

funereal

palpitation


and some made up words:

chillactating
(chilling and lactating. works for nursing mothers.)

insomiactivity
(when you can't sleep at night, you need something to do.)

Norman & Joyce said...

A word to "say trippingly on the tongue." hemidemisemiquaver