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  1. I-pie3

    I-pie3 Member

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    Thought I'd do a sequel...what word do you LOVE?!

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by I-pie3, Apr 20, 2009.

    Come to think of it, this might of been a bad idea....

    Oh well.....I love the word GLIB!!

    ...and yes it is a real word!
     
  2. A2theDre

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    I'm liking nonchalant at the moment. Just the way it sounds. Ethereal sounds delightful also...
     
  3. garmar69

    garmar69 Contributing Member Contributor

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    It's interesting to see one's subconscious hard at work.
     
  4. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    I've always found tintinabulation a pealing. :)

    In truth, though, I generally love whatever word just falls perfectly into place in the context I am building. It could be nearly any word: tepid. surge, sepulchral, flushed, etc. It's just that warm thrill you get when the sentence perfectly aligns with image or impression you had locked in your skull.
     
  5. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    ...every single word in every single language that has ever been spoken... yes, even the so-called 'bad' ones... because words are what distinguish us, as living things... they are what allow us to rise above instinct alone and make the most of our free-willed status... 'bad' words don't make anyone bad... only how some use them can do that...

    of course it is!... who'd think it not?....
     
  6. Okie

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    -chortle-
    It makes me do just that whenever I read it. I don't know why.
     
  7. Hunter B.

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    plain, a word that describes me.
     
  8. OneMoreNameless

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    I don't really care for it now, but for some reason I loved trying to slip the word 'verisimilitude' into casual conversation when I first heard it.
     
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    I can say I don't love the word very as it is pretty useless.

    I do love the word eclectic. My philosophy and art is eclectic.

    Verbose.

    practical words that I love because they get the work done.

    slammed

    glanced

    smiled
     
  10. madhoca

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    For some reason, that word always makes me laugh when I re-read it in Lucky Jim: 'He slobbered on the stamp for added verisimilitude.' (The guy's sending a pseudo poison pen letter to someone, written with lots of spelling mistakes on dirty paper.)

    I am over-using 'bizarre' at the moment, can't think why. It's...
     
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    Can I pick antidisestablishmentarianism?

    If not, I'll settle for "insipid".
     
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    Catywompussed. Which means something is mussed, for example sheets in a morning, or jeans after a long car ride.

    xxx
     
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    I'm really fond of the word Ditty. I even named a few characters after the word. (Last name, of course.)
     
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    Superfulous. It just sounds fun.
     
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    I'm going to have to agree with maia on this one...there's not a single word I dislike or one that I favor above any other word. To me, all words are perfect. I especially enjoy going to work where I constantly hear words I don't understand (because half the people I work with speak Spanish...which I sadly don't) and it's interesting to hear the different accentuation of the words being spoken.
     
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    It's hard to say. I think I like the word 'taper' greatly.

    A towering building that tapered into a fierce point.
    It also sounds cool. Taper.

    Oh, and smock.

    Smock, smock, smock.
     
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    Looking through the stories I've written this school year, it's clear I love BUT, AND, SO, and other transitional words. I totally (<oh, that's another one of them) overuse them in my writing.

    I do like exegesis because it sounds cool, and if you can find a way to use it in a conversation, you sound smart. :p Also, eleemosynary is a good long word that just means alms. Nothing like a long-winded word. :cool:
     
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    taciturn.

    'nuff said.
     
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    I like happenstance and serendipity.

    (I once had a rabbit called Happenstance.)
     
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    onomatopoeia

    It is just fun to say.
     
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    I have a few!
    The word 'snooze', whilst being simple, is such a nice sounding word that I can't help but love it.
    'Awkward' is also one of my favourites because it looks like what it's describing.
    Similarly, 'mellifluous' sounds like what it's describing, it's lovely. :)
     
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    I don't know who originally on this board used this word, or if it was even in this post, but I love the word Ethereal. It just became the name of my book. I fell in love with it at first roll off the tongue.
     
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    Entrepreneurial.
     
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    Lugubrious...not sure if I spelled it right...

    :)
     
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    Catalyst. Asphyxiation. Mentorship. Humanitarian. Tinker.
     

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