I only speak English. I’ve already made up my mind that I intend to remedy that unfortunate condition. For now, as English is my only language, well…this is all I have to work with. There are so many words that touch me, either in meaning or in the way they sound. Check out five more of my favorites and drop a few of yours in the comments section.
My love of this word is all about sound. I think it’s the -oosh sound it makes which is solid and definite, yet soft. Am I making sense? It’s sort of the sound of relief, yeah?
11. cush — eldest son of Ham in the Bible, Genesis 10:6; upper Egypt; part of the Kingdom of Nubia.
When I hear this word, certain pictures come to mind, namely soft low blue lighting, easy waves of water with a mist hovering above, forgiveness, slowed time, utter ease.
12. ethereal — extremely delicate or refined; heavenly or celestial; (my personal favorite) pertaining to the upper regions of space.
This word just sounds pretty and smart.
13. cerulean — deep blue; sky blue
I like this word for its meaning and for the images it conjures in my mind. Having this is one of the goals in my life. I’m a woman of today in that I like my luxuries and modern conveniences, but I try as much as possible to remember that much of it is not necessary to a happy or productive life. I try not to become attached to “things” as they can and likely will make life far more complicated than it has to be.
When I hear, say, or think of this word, I imagine a sparsely furnished room; chair, table, rug, cup, plate, painting on the wall, window. Clean hard lines, un-fussy fabrics. Easy.
14. simple — easy to understand, deal with, use; unaffected; unassuming; modest.
This words plays on the tongue like a kitty with a bouncing toy on the end of a string. It sounds fun and fanciful, but I dislike the meaning. It sort of flies in the face of #4.
15. dalliance — a trifling away of time; dawdling.