Thursday, 5 March 2015

My favourite words at the moment

As it says on my sidebar, I like big wordy thingies.

For your reading pleasure, I thought I might share a few with you. Some of them are quite relevant at present.

Intransigence: Refusing to moderate a position, especially an extreme position; uncompromising

Pernicious: causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous; injurious; hurtful

Apropos: with reference to; concerning.

Surfeit: an overabundant supply : excess

Insouciant: carefree

Soporific: sleep inducing or sleepy

Mendacious:  given to or characterized by deception or falsehood or divergence from absolute truth 

Circuitous: Having a circular or winding course, not the most direct route, not being forthright or direct in language or action

There are lots more, but I shan't bore you.

What is your favourite word? Perhaps put it in a sentence.


  1. Have quite a few words but none that pop into my mind. But I have had a soft spot for kaleidoscope ever since i was little.

  2. I love 'fascinating'. I think I shall start using pernicious more frequently too.

  3. Serendipity--I love this word. On birthdays and anniversaries, I wish those dear to me a serendipitous year.

  4. I rather like somnambulant, fortuitous, and excruciating. I'm also rather fond of ringtoniate, and Tonydanzaphobia. No, they're real. I saw them on the net. Honest.

  5. I like to use pernicious and malicious together. Ebullient is an old favourite. Colour descriptions also favour the word lover - azure, crimson, chartreuse, russet....