Thursday, 8 March 2012

Words have power

And here you go, a sequel to my dare to blog regularly, in which I am going to list out my favourite words in no particular order. 

1. Serendipity
A "happy accident" or "pleasant surprise"; specifically, the accident of finding something good or useful without looking for it. 
Love the movie. Love the word.

2. Candid
Free from undue bias; disposed to think and judge according to truth and justice, or without partiality or prejudice; fair; just; impartial; as, a candid opinion.
Sounds like candy. And it is a lot less intimidating to say than words like "blunt" or "frank".

3. Deliquescent
The property of a substance that inclines it to absorb moisture from the atmosphere and dissolve.
This word made high school chemistry bearable for me.

4. Plush
Luxurious. Or a fabric of silk, rayon, cotton, or other material, having a thick deep pile.
Saying this word just fills my mouth with awesome. Say "Plush" out loud five times. There, don't you feel better?

5. Lackadaisical 
Lacking spirit or liveliness.
Although, the use of this word is almost justified by my life, I still love it. 

I love words like a cat loves to sleep. I love words that sound nice. Words that have a nice ring to it. I love to write words. I love to say words. I love to type words. As such, my social life includes reading dictionaries to improve my vocabulary (Crap, this is on the internet). Oh whatever. Don't be a hater; yes, reading dictionaries in my spare time, may seem ludicrous and preposterous, but words like "perfidiousness" and "sesquipedaliando help in baffling naive people. 

If you love words as much as I do you will enjoy this site. Savethewords.org is a charmingly geeky website where you can adopt words that once led significant lives but now lie abandoned and alone.

1 comment:

  1. Serendipity is one of my favorite movies..

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