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post #41 of 102
Tina,
I like britches, good one! Today I've been thinking of penultimate and exigency.
post #42 of 102
sesquipedalian!!!!!!!

a word having many syllables :-)
post #43 of 102
Fantabulous! And from Revlon Fantabulash! lol

And my grandmother always says Britches so I say it too lol
post #44 of 102
I love serendipity

and betroth

and beloved

and melancholy
post #45 of 102
sesquipedalian.....good one! Now Sara, I'm not cheating....would that be that 7-footed thingie?
post #46 of 102
Preposterous and Abomination
post #47 of 102
Thread Starter 
I especially like Beloved
post #48 of 102
Lollygagging <sp>
post #49 of 102
It has been a bit quiet on this thread of late, too many interesting and fun words not expounded. I'm not sure this might of already been cited but.....last night I heard Jeff Buckley's recording of Hallelujah which is the quintessential version of that song
post #50 of 102
Oh, my favorite word of all is zeitgeist.

Quote:
Zeit·geist - The taste, outlook, and spirit characteristic of a period or generation.
logorrhea - Excessive talkativeness or wordiness.
(kinda' sounds like diarrhea of the mouth)

wheedle - to entice by flattery

lackadaisical - lacking spirit or liveliness.

virago - an ill-tempered, overbearing woman; also, a woman of great strength and courage.

busker - a street musician or performer.

manumit - to free from slavery or servitude.

camarilla - a group of secret and often scheming advisers.

pestiferous - bearing or bringing disease, moral harm, or annoyance.

potboiler - a usually inferior literary or artistic work, produced quickly for the purpose of making money.

quagmire - a predicament.

eldritch - unearthly; weird; eerie.


And, the funnest word I use on a regular basis:

quandary - state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options

I have a lot of those.
post #51 of 102
boondoggle

whangdoodle

come to this fried mind late in the day
post #52 of 102
boondoggle....now there's a goodie
post #53 of 102
autumnal (I've always loved the way it rolls around my mouth...so round and full mooned, filled with the scent of wood smoke and the sound of dry leaves blowing in the wind).

wanton

whisper

and for fun, it's hard to beat "tatterdemalion" and "lagniappe"

Though since I write mostly haiku, words like that can lead to trouble
post #54 of 102
Thread Starter 
What does Boondoggle mean??
post #55 of 102
Thread Starter 
I forgot about wanton, love that word
post #56 of 102
Boondoggle- An unnecessary or wasteful project or activity.

A braided leather cord worn as a decoration especially by Boy Scouts.
A cord of braided leather, fabric, or plastic strips made by a child as a project to keep busy.



We used to make this at the parks when I was a kid.
post #57 of 102
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Journey
Boondoggle- An unnecessary or wasteful project or activity.

A braided leather cord worn as a decoration especially by Boy Scouts.
A cord of braided leather, fabric, or plastic strips made by a child as a project to keep busy.



We used to make this at the parks when I was a kid.

Thanx
post #58 of 102
Skulk Lol
post #59 of 102
wanton skulking, yes I've done that before
my morning reading gave a few more. bhikku -A fully ordained disciple of the Buddha. Literally it means "he who begs" but bhikkhus do not beg. They silently stand at the door for alms. They live on what is spontaneously given by the supporters.

Then there was sentient -the capacity for basic consciousness — the ability to feel or perceive, not necessarily including the faculty of self-awareness.

Closed with an oldtime favorite, guffaw, which is the the pre-cyberspace equivalent of LOL.
post #60 of 102
Thread Starter 
Guffaw is one of those wonderful crossword puzzle words, like diadem, abed, melee and ire...let me think....abet, tiara and orate...and more.

Gotta love crosswords
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