I love words. Could be why I write and edit for a living, do you think?
Recently, I was talking with a friend about our favorite words.
I've started a list:
Perspicacious- havingkeenmental perceptionandunderstanding;discerning:toexhibit perspicaciousjudgment. You have to love the way this word rolls off your tongue.
Apoplectic- of or pertaining to apoplexy, asudden,usuallymarkedlossofbodilyfunctionduetoruptureorocclusionofabloodvessel. I try to work this one into office conversation as often as possible. "If you don't meet deadline I'm going to be apoplectic!"
Lilliputian- A very small person or being. Another word I love partly for it's sound, partly because it creates a vivid image in my mind of something so small and petite. See also: Gulliver's Travels.
Pernicious - highly injurious or destructive; deadly. Such a harsh definition for such a lovely word.
Willowy - Resembling a willow tree, especially:a. Flexible; pliant. b: Tall, slender, graceful. Who wouldn't want to be willowy?
One more for today.
Titian - A bright reddish or golden auburn color. Nancy Drew had titian hair and I wanted it desperately.