The idea for this post came from an article with the subject of blog posts suggestions. I have far more than five favorite words, but as to keep this post from being too tedious for the reader I’ll keep it to just the five.
Withershins- counterclockwise, contrary to what is natural, unlucky
There are certain words which bring about a specific reaction before even knowing the definition. Withershins is one of those words. It feels very ominous.
This is one of those words that is just fun to say. Try it. Cat.a.wam.pus. So much better than just saying crooked.
The sound of some words gives a hint to their meanings. Such as…
Mollycoddle- pamper, baby
If you’re reading a book and the father says to the mother, “Don’t mollycoddle that boy!” you know what he means even if you’ve never seen the word before.
Insouciant- easy-going, casual
Insouciant is another word that sounds a bit like its meaning. Insouciant sounds smooth and laid back.
A common word, but one that I like the sound of and it so perfectly paints a picture. Pugnacious is a great word for character description.
There you have it; five of my favorite words. If you have some words that you would like to share, please leave them in the comments. I would love to add to my list.