Back in early June I shared five of my favorite words. But I love way more than five, so I decided that I’m going to go on sharing up to twenty, which still isn’t enough. It’s time to share some more, so here are 6-10. Feel free to throw some of your favorite words into the comment box below.
I have Harry Potter to thank for this word. I use it frequently and almost never it in its proper context. I like the way this word sounds with its similar, repetitive, playful sounds.
6. flibbertigibbet – irresponsible, silly, gossipy person.
This word makes my mouth water. It makes me think of rich beef sauteed with garlic, onions and peppers in a light molasses glaze. Mmmm.
7. savory – Piquant, pungent, or salty to the taste; not sweet.
I often read this word in the Qur’an. It gives me a sense of hope and fear. I’ve heard it pronounced with a long and a short “i”. I prefer the way it sounds with a short “i”.
8. respite – A usually short interval of rest or relief.
I’ve had plenty of these. I use this word when a hard day at work seems like it just can’t get any more ridiculously difficult, but does anyway. I think the young people characterize it this way, “Epic Fail!!!”
9. debacle – A sudden and ignominious failure; a fiasco.
This word makes me feel warm and full. I imagine rich food like salmon baked in jerk sauce, good dark chocolate, warm velour, wool socks, whipped yogurt, fur and feathers.
10. lush – luxuriant, rank, succulent, rich, exuberant, juicy