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    What's your favorite Word?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by funkybassmannick, Apr 1, 2011.

    When I was studying for the GRE last year, I came across a few words that I liked for various reasons: the way they sound, their definition, etc. What are your favorite words, and why?

    Here are some of mine:

    Panache: flamboyance or dash in style or action (because I think it fits its definition really well)

    Canard: an unfounded rumor or story (because it sounds silly. Now whenever someone spreads lies, I yell, "CANARD!")

    Solecism: a grammatical mistake; blunder in speach (because I like the way it sounds with an australian accent)

    Esoteric: understood only by a few (because it kind of is its definition)
     
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    Actually - I just like it.
     
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    Frooglesniffen - Because I made it up and it will catch on one day.
     
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    Guffaw - it makes me guffaw.
    Constantinople - yeah it's a name, but it's awesome.
    Kataphraktoi -yeah, yeah, it's the Greek version of 'Cataphract', meaning a heavily armored cavalry man of ancient and early medieval times, but it's, like, one of the most epic words ever
     
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    Glass - a perfect word
    Dawn - another perfect word.

    You can write great poems with words like glass and dawn.
     
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    Idiosyncrasy/Idiosyncrasies -- a lot better than saying "quirks" or "traits".
    Plum -- it's just fun to say. :D
    Bourgeoisie -- I love the way it sounds when you say it.
     
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    Antidisestablishmentarianism.

    :D
     
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    When I check my manuscripts I find I overuse 'only' and 'hand(s)' horribly.
     
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    This very likely isn't true. How often do you use this word in you writing? Never, of course. So what is your REAL favorite word?
     
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    Nice
    Hereabouts
    Folk
    Sort
    Pretty
     
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    I don't have a favorite. but there are some that make me smile or chuckle
    Burble
    Cacophony
    Tintinabulation
     
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    Crestfallen
    Elixir
    Lagoon
    Woebegone
    Murmer
    Bibliomaniac
    Discombobulate
    Winnebago
    Gormless
    Nebula
    Effervescent

    My absolute favourite is probably crestfallen.
     
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    Not a real word (I dont think), but a word they used in a bank commercial (which could easily be googled).

    Shabangabang.
     
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    Kumquat is the most phonetically pleasing word ever invented.

    Far as words I use regularly in my writing and everyday speech, it's the word dead.

    Another word which I learned from our very own Aaron89, doucheface, gets an honorable mention. I've been saying that annoyingly often at home lately.
     
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    Kakistocracy -- Rule of the worst.
     
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    'Love'.

    Powerful (not the word, but the reason I like the word 'love').
     
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    I have so many favourite words, I can't choose. :(

    One of my favourites though is my username, eunoia. It means beautiful thinking.
     
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    Twilight
    succumbed
    Endless
    Toying
    I have many more:)
     
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    The lyrics to my favorite song of all time begin with the line, "Crestfallen sidekick in an old cafe". Doesn't get any better than that.
     
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    Storming when used as an adjective. Holds so much power and aggression. It's great for someone like me, who likes powerful, aggressive words and phrases (even though sometimes I also like to work with subtleties of language).

    Ooh, here's another one: eschew. Dunno why. Just like it.
     
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    Callipygous - having beautifully-proportioned buttocks. Very useful in some scenarios.
     
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    Peachy- means fine or excellent. I like because it fit my bubbly personality
     
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    My in-laws call me that. Something tells me it's meant sarcastically.
     
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    defenestrate: to throw something or someone out of a window.
     
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    Stubborn. It's such a weird word - doesn't rhyme with anything, seems unrelated to any other word. It's just there. Stubborn.

    Strengths. Nine letters, only one vowel! Very cool.
     

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