Erstwhile in my life, I have been known to gambol while smelling the sweet petrichor and enjoying the mellifluous voice of a loved one...My, my, isn't the English language a vast and obscure one?
Or perhaps this is just bunkum filled with gadzookery...
A recent post I came across inspired me to look into some of the more underused, albeit superfluous, words of this great language. From that research I compiled a list of the 20 words that stood out to me as the most obscure, fun to say, or beautifully sounding:
(n.) - The warmth of the Sun in Winter.
(v.) - To kiss.
(n.) - Empty or misleading talk; rubbish; nonsense.
(v.) - To laugh loudly.
(adj.) - Of, or pertaining to, Chelonians (a turtle, terrapin, or tortoise)
(v.) - Forcing, or coercing, someone into doing something they'd rather not.
(adj.) - At one time; for a time; former.
(n.) - The use or archaism; tushery.
(v.) - To skip or leap about joyfully
(adj.) - (of light or fire) gleaming, glowing, or flickering with a soft radiance.
(n.) - Believing the world can be made better by human effort.
(adj.) - (of a voice or words) sweet or musical; pleasant to hear.
(n.) - Contemplation of one's navel (as an aide to meditation).
(v.) - To become rigid or inflexible in habits, attitudes, opinions, etc.
(n.) - A solution for all problems.
(n.) - Light, and slightly contemptuous, mockery or banter; frivolous talk.
(n.) - The scent of rain on dry earth.
(n.) - Underhanded, or unscrupulous, behavior; trickery.
(n.) - A wish, or inclination, not strong enough to lead to action.
(n.) - The appearance of being true, or real.
What are some favorites from this list? Which words are missing and should be added?
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