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