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Favourite words

Discussion in 'Personal' started by monicabilongame, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    My current favoured word is "gruntled".

    I am decidedly gruntled.
     
  2. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    one of our family words was 'ungruntled' :D
    generally applied to the cat when we had failed to come up to his expectations.
     
  3. ValentinoRossi

    ValentinoRossi Star commenter

    Subfusc. Sweetheart. Transcendental. Doldrums. Cacophony.
    No particular reason, except the sound of them.
     
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  4. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    Discombobulated is one of my favourite words and a good description of how I feel much of the time :).
     
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  5. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    "Scunnered".
    "Crepuscular".

    They both have hard "sc" sounds. Does that mean something, I wonder?
     
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  6. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    I used to love the word twilight, then I moved into teaching. We don't seem to have any at my current school though so it can become a favourite again.
     
  7. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Most swear words feel very orally satisfying to say because they use lots of areas of the mouth to articulate, and I think the hard 'c' sound is one reason.
     
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  8. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Lots. (No, I don't mean that's one of my favourite words. Sorry.)

    Incremental.

    Plenipotentiary.

    Reverend.

    Exhumation.

    Incandescent.

    Garotte.

    Toast.

    Nihilistic.

    And, of course, serendipity.
     
  9. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    Suffuse
    Smooch
    Sentient
    Juniper
    Charismatic
    Gentle
    Shimmy
    Magnificent
    Charming

    And lots more
     
  10. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    A~R~S~E
    Wheatear
     
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  11. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

    Me too!
     
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  12. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

    Bowfin'
     
  13. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

    Dry boak
    (This is fun!)
     
  14. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

    Black affronted
     
  15. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

    bumbershoot
     
  16. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Buttock.
    Samarkand
    Trebizond
     
  17. cassandramark2

    cassandramark2 Lead commenter

    Vile

    I've loved this word since childhood (for no particular reason at all) :rolleyes:
     
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  18. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    Ampersand
    Detritus
    Minutiae
     
  19. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Am I allowed vraisemblablement?

    I also like Chrysiridia madagascariensis (which is a rather splendid moth)

    Victuals
    Aubergine
    Rime
     
  20. ShowerGel

    ShowerGel Lead commenter

    I think a r s e is my fav. word too.
    I quite like stick it up your f=====g a r s e but especially love
    "She's/He's so up her/his own a r s e."
     

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