My Favorite Words… A Cavalcade!

I am a lover of words. Not only that, I think choosing the appropriate words is of paramount importance. After all, we create with them. We convey with them. We love with them. We learn with them. We build with them. We heal with them. We bond with them. We make peace with them. Words are, in my book, just plain hot diggity dog. 

I have been collecting my favorite words lately. Here is my list so far:

Poppycock
Hackneyed
Scalawag
Hoodwink
Flibbertigibbet
Ethereal
Euphoria
Exaltation
Gangbusters
Gobsmacked
Vexed
Smolder
Ember
Pop
Fiddlesticks
Muckraker
Haberdasher
Balderdash
Persephone
Seraphim
Mermaid
Maya
Specter
Gratis
Fireworks
Whimsy
Verdant
Gossamer
Paradox
Juggernaut
Zeitgeist
Cathedral
Flying Buttress
Crackerjack
Bad ass
Supernova
Indochine
Bamboozle
Hibiscus
Plethora
Sake
Articulate
Pamplemousse
Inspiritus
Backsass
Sassafras
Nocturne
Luminous
Velocity
Bogart
Dio
Incense
Frickin
Cacophony
Symphony
Maestro
Embrace
Brainstorm
Oy
Mansard
Whizbang
Sprite
Gallant
Ninja
Gothic
Breathe
Mala
Canvass
Caravan
Melodic
Splash
Diaphanous
Incandescent
Nautilus
Bishop
Esplanade
Bisou
Pagoda
Razzle dazzle
Hobnob
Humdinger
Persia
Shazam
Catalyst
&
Yowza…

What are some of your favorite words?  

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11 Responses to My Favorite Words… A Cavalcade!

  1. Derek says:

    To quote the great Charles Montgomery Burns, a fountain of long forgotten word smithing: “They sing without juicers. They sing without blenders. They sing without flungers, cabdabblers, and smendlers!”

  2. From my friend Tom Oatway via Facebook:
    slipshod
    slapdash
    unctuous
    discombobulate
    …milquetoast
    pantywaist
    bibble babble

    And from professional wordsmith Jim Gillis, also via Facebook:
    ramshackle
    tumbledown
    & brouhaha

    Thanks fellas!!

  3. Oooh thanks — I love those too!! Also, Shiva just reminded me about “flummox” and “kerfuffle” (how could I have forgotten them???).

  4. Alden says:

    archipelago
    fragrant
    lovely
    divine
    ersatz
    lithe
    incandescent
    luminous

  5. Leslie says:

    I love crackerjack!
    Terrific
    Paradigm
    Kismet

  6. Thanks Joe and Tiffany!! I just thought of two more:

    boffo
    hunky dory

  7. tiffany says:

    What a fun post! I keep a list of favorite words, too. Here are some that I love to say:

    enchanted
    elated/elation
    sumptuous
    opulent
    tonal
    luminous
    delicious
    fresh
    flourish

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