Friday, November 14, 2008

I Love Words

I absolutely adore words.. the way they sound the way they trip across your tongue. they dance and flow.. skip their way through your life. To me the sheer joy of wrapping my tongue around a good word is astounding. There are times when I will use a word and just stop and pause.. liking the way it feels. I warned you all I was odd..

Anyway today I decided to post of few of my favorite words.. please feel free to add one of your own.

1. Plethora:

1: a bodily condition characterized by an excess of blood and marked by turgescence and a florid complexion2: excess , superfluity ; also : profusion , abundance
ple·tho·ric plethoric" title=" Listen to the pronunciation of plethoric"> \plə-ˈthȯr-ik, ple-, -ˈthär-; ˈple-thə-rik\ adjective

2. Condundrum:

1: a riddle whose answer is or involves a pun2 a: a question or problem having only a conjectural answer b: an intricate and difficult problem

3. Maelstrom:

1 : a powerful often violent whirlpool sucking in objects within a given radius 2 : something resembling a maelstrom in turbulence

4. Brouhaha:

: hubbub , uproar

5. Circumspect:
: careful to consider all circumstances and possible consequences : prudent

6. Palpalple:
1 :
capable of being touched or felt : tangible
*2 :
obvious, plain

7. Facetious:
*1 :
joking or jesting often inappropriately : waggish
2 :
meant to be humorous or funny : not serious

8. Muckrake: :
to search out and publicly expose real or apparent misconduct of a prominent individual or business

9. Pantheon:
1 :
a temple dedicated to all the gods; also : the gods of a people
*2 :
a group of illustrious persons

10. Shunpike:
: a side road used to avoid the toll on or the speed and traffic of a superhighway

thanks to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary for the accurate definitions..

Like I said.. please leave a word..


  1. Great post! I love this word:

    tumultuous |t(y)oōˈməl ch oōəs; tə-|
    making a loud, confused noise; uproarious : tumultuous applause.
    • excited, confused, or disorderly : a tumultuous crowd | figurative a tumultuous personal life.

  2. Great post.

    Ofcourse now I can't think of a word, LOL!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Mellifluous - pleasingly smooth and musical to hear - according to my favourite dictionary: Reader's Digest Wordpower.

  4. my favorite word is Omnipotenet=all knowing. I always tell my two girls that I am omnipotent.