The writing biz: Awesome words to say and write

I was feeling a bit down yesterday for a number of reasons. Yeah, it still happens sometimes. I’ve just gotten better at snapping out of it. So, to make myself feel better I decided to write a post about one of my favorite things in the whole world, words.

To demonstrate just how much of a complete word nerd I am, I have, appropriately enough, a Word file on my computer where I keep words. Yes, just words. Words I hear and love. Words I can’t help but say out loud when I read them. What do I intend to do with these words? Mostly nothing, except maybe when I need to make up a screen name or something. Sometimes I just open the file and read the words and sometimes I add new words. Perhaps I’m finally going full-blown crazy?

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Naw, not quite yet. Here are some of my words from my Word file. Feel free to share your own beloved words in the comments below or maybe even links to nice poems that employ great words. Turn it into a mindfulness exercise if, like me, you’re kinda having a bad day.

Here they are:

Pinecone 

Stone (and words that contain stone) – sandstone, rhinestone. Pebble is a nice word, also.

Paint – also painter and painting

Chalk

Slate

Conundrum – kinda clunky and amusing all by itself

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And a bunch of others in alphabetical order:

Amicable

Ash

Aurora

Cascade

Catastrophe

Coconut

Cornucopia

Crimson

Discombobulated (disconnected or confused)

Draconic (harsh or severe)

Epiphany

Ethereal (delicate, light and perfect)

Flabbergasted

Immaculate

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Incendiary

Intrinsic (belonging to the essential nature of a thing)

Jabberwocky

Kaput

Magenta

Magnanimous (generous or forgiving)

Nebulous

Nincompoop (I use this one a lot actually)

Relentless

Skedaddle (I just love telling people to skedaddle. It’s fun.)

Swimmingly

Vicarious

Tomfoolery (πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚)

Whirl

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19 comments

  1. Not full-blown crazy. Nice list! I do it too, in journals, my phone, possibly a word doc, all randomly saved. You reminded me I should compile a master list.

    Ephemeral
    Shimmering
    Sunshine
    And
    Sapphire seas

    You never know how, when, or where you might need them.

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  2. I love the list! I should start my own word list. Skedaddle sounds like a fun one to use πŸ˜„ I like the word “luminous” – luminosity. I’ve tried learning other languages and never managed to be disciplined at learning them fluently, but some words remained memorable like “pineapple” in portuguese is “abacaxi”. The x shounds like shi. It sounds more elegant in portuguese.

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  3. Yes, telling people to skedaddle is fun. It always makes people laugh. I know a few words in Spanish. I always remember the names of food the best – fresas for strawberries and cebollas for onions πŸ™‚ πŸ“ πŸ“πŸ“

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  4. You are NOT going crazy, JoAnn. I write down special words all the time, but have done so on paper, so that I have little piles of words or expressions scattered here and there. I should start a digital file. I love the word flummoxed.

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