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Thursday :: April 17 :: 2014

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A noun is a nothing word
During my general pottering I got on to thinking about words, or at least some words.

Now I may be dyslexic (and I try to prevent myself from using that as a crutch - though it might indeed explain some of the more unusual spellings around these pages) but I still enjoy using words. Some I find especially pleasing to use.

Contained herein are just a few of the top words that are around these days, chosen somewhat at random by me and listed in vague alphabetical order, but only by the first letter (hate true alphabetical order)

They are not necessarily complex intricate words with cunning meanings, just plain good words that enhance conversation without alluding to your superior intelligence.

Latest additions:
rogue

Great Words

  • atrium
  • ambient
  • annihilation
  • autumnal
  • awesome
  • alluding
  • aerospace
  • bound
  • bewildered
  • bobble
  • blossom
  • companion
  • combustion
  • cloud
  • crucial
  • cascade
  • cusp
  • cello
  • cartography
  • cunning
  • cluster
  • chalice
  • cahoots
  • constellation
  • clump
  • cusp
  • delve
  • depth
  • divide
  • domain
  • demolition
  • depth
  • deep
  • dominion
  • draft
  • dram
  • elegant
  • exotic
  • entangle
  • embassy
  • ergonomics
  • engage
  • exploratory
  • flaggon
  • faith
  • faff
  • flurry
  • flight
  • fuzzy
  • fortitude
  • grapple
  • glorious
  • glimpse
  • gangly
  • ganglion
  • global
  • glug
  • gravity
  • grove
  • goblet
  • gargantuan
  • horizon
  • havoc
  • harmonic
  • holophrastic
  • infuse
  • infiltrate
  • kibosh
  • logistics
  • lush
  • lagoon
  • legacy
  • matrix
  • meadow
  • mist
  • manifold
  • nast
  • nemesis
  • nocturnal
  • ocean
  • overcast
  • ponder
  • pottering
  • ponder
  • plunder
  • perplexed
  • pebble
  • pillow
  • pilot
  • populate
  • potato
  • phloem
  • paramount
  • pocket
  • portal
  • postulate
  • perturbating
  • pleasant
  • quaff
  • quandary
  • quench
  • quest
  • ramshackled
  • ripple
  • realm
  • rummage
  • republic
  • rogue
  • reflex
  • resolve
  • republic
  • rubble
  • rustling
  • ramifications
  • splash
  • sublime
  • solar
  • sozzled
  • silhouette
  • superfluous
  • succinct
  • semantic
  • spaceport
  • spleen
  • tilda
  • trekking
  • torrent
  • thunder
  • trundle
  • terraform
  • trench
  • tubular
  • undulate
  • united
  • violate
  • validate
  • vessel
  • vociferous
  • volume
  • whiff
  • winter
  • whiff
  • wave
  • zone

Words of Hate

  • anthropometric
  • bananas
  • brilliant
  • certainly
  • crocuses
  • cylinder
  • dreary
  • discography
  • february
  • fervently
  • favourite
  • frolic
  • friends
  • gripe
  • legislation
  • impact
  • inkling
  • indubitably
  • particularly
  • preferred
  • presence
  • purely
  • really
  • solely
  • similarly
  • specific
  • thoroughly
  • tomorrow
  • towards
  • tomorrow
  • vulnerable

and the letter r
(especially when
in cahoots with
the letter p)

Some of these words are really only great when used out of contemporary context. For example vessel:

that ship is an impressive vessel - bit dry
I need a fine vessel to contain my coffee - much more interesting

Same goes for quest, dominion, nemesis. There ones that conjure up some impressive use of language that this modern era has long lost, the ear when sailing the high sees was still done, when men from Cambridge went on quests to discover the source of the amazon and people stood on hills over looking crystal blue lagoons and contemplated the world.

... those were the days...

If you have words that you think are worthy to join the list then email them to me