Five Favorite Words

Some time ago I was tagged in a note on Facebook where everyone was supposed to share five of their favorite words. I was thinking yesterday about that note and how much I love words. I thought it would be a fun thing to find out other people’s favorite words. Here are five that came to my mind:

Genuflect- To be servilely obedient or respectful.

Corollary- Something that naturally follows or results from another thing.

Verisimilitude- The quality of seeming real.

Limerick- A popular form of short, humorous verse, often nonsensical and frequently ribald.

Doppelganger- Someone who looks like someone else.

What about you? I’d love to hear some of your favorite words. (All definitions above came from the Merriam-Webster dictionary).

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15 thoughts on “Five Favorite Words

  1. Shrewdness
    quiver
    Exaltation
    flabbergasted
    Leitmotif (which is actually a German word but spelled wrongly in English, in German it is Leitmotiv. I like the English one more. ;) )

  2. Agleam: Brightly shining.
    Crescendo: A gradual increase in the volume of sound.
    Meadow: A tract of grassland used as pasture.
    Soliloquy: A dramatic discourse…or 2. the act of speaking to oneself.
    wherefore: for what reason.

  3. I love words!

    chiaroscuro:the distribution of light and shade in a picture

    kerfuffle: commotion

    twee: excessively sentimental, sweet, or pretty

    verisimilitude: the appearance or semblance of truth

    vicissitudes: successive, alternating, or changing phases or conditions

  4. Love your words! :)
    I don’t think I could come up with 5 of my favorite words. If I would start with something, it would be with the magical words of thanking and please.
    After that, it’s the magical universe of words. So, I’ll add universe.
    And now I’m stymied. Which is actually a great word as well. :D

    I’ll finish with enchant. :)

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