Monday, May 17, 2010

Quarter Life Crisis Countdown: Juicy Words That I Rarely Get to Use

I'm posting a list of 25 items each day leading up to my birthday at the end of the month to celebrate 25 years of gathered wisdom and useless information.

People who know me know that I love words. In fact, friends sometimes heckle me about the strange or antiquated language that sneaks into my day-to-day vocab. Still, there are many 20-dollar words that I wish I could use more often. Here are a few (click to view the definition):

1. Pulchritudinous
2. Asinine
3. Creosote
4. Snafu
5. Inveigle
6. Ampersand
7. Kibitzer
8. Daffy
9. Cerulean
10. Salacious
11. Ziggurat
12. Loquacious
13. Wassail
14. Bizcocho
15. Shuriken
16. Boodle
17. Hireling
18. Flotsam
19. Plenipotentiary
20. Nubile
21. Deleterious
22. Somnambular
23. Intestacy
24. Trollop
25. Xylem
26. Lulu: n. "One that is remarkable or wonderful" ('nuff said?)


Susan said...

Speaking as one who also values a juicy word, and as your progenitrix,
I offer one of my favorites:
Testatrix, as in she who creates a Last Will and Testament. And a perennial fave, vituperative.

Susan said...

Don't forget "sea wrack", the flotsam and jetsam that the tide leaves behind.