Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Words

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Favorite Words.” I’m actually really excited that we are doing a topic this week that isn’t books. It’s a nice change of pace and I am really curious to check out everyone’s posts. Here are a few random words that I really like. A lot of these are just really fun to say and that’s why I like them; others I use way too often in everyday talk (like facetious). Definitions from dictionary.com

1. Lackadaisical

adjective; without interest, vigor, or determination; listless; halfhearted: a lackadaisical attempt.

I feel like I go on such a fun journey saying this word.

2. Onomatopoeia

noun; the formation of a word, as cuckoo, meow, honk, or boom, by imitation of a sound made by or associated with its referent.

Another one I just love to say. I think this was the first word I learned in school that made me feel smart.

3. Sinuous

adjective; having many curves, bends, or turns; winding: a sinuous path.

I literally can’t help picturing a winding road when as I say this word.

4. Kerfuffle

noun; Chiefly British Informal. a fuss; commotion.

Any Community fans out there because I immediately thing of the infamous race kerfuffle whenever I say this word.

5. Facetious

adjective; not meant to be taken seriously or literally: a facetious remark.

I use this word way too much and it’s in part because I try to soften my sarcastic nature, haha. It’s become my catch phrase of sorts.

6. Twitterpated

adjective Informal.; excited or overcome by romantic feelings; smitten.

I’ve loved this word ever since I heard it in Bambi.

7. Convivial

adjective; friendly; agreeable: a convivial atmosphere.

Why does this one have so many ‘v’s and why is it so fun to say?

8. Ragamuffin

noun; a ragged, disreputable person; tatterdemalion.

I don’t hear this word too much, but there is something almost fairy-tale like even though the definition is far from it.

9. Bemused

adjective; bewildered or confused: a bemused expression on his face; lost in thought; preoccupied; mildly amused, especially in a detached way.

I had to include this one because I always have to rely on context queues to figure out which definition of this word is being used.

10. Whimsy

noun; capricious humor or disposition; extravagant, fanciful, or excessively playful expression: a play with lots of whimsy.

I mean, the word is whimsy, how can you not like this word? I love all things whimsy.

Do you like any of these words as well? Be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit!
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47 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Words

  1. I love your list! I went through a phase where I worked facetious in wherever I could, and I am now wondering why I stopped. Also, I don’t know why kerfuffle isn’t used more often, and I definitely plan to change that in my own life.

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