"Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder." Rumi
Words, words, words!
Writers love words...and I am no exception. My friends constantly tease me for using big words in everyday conversation. It’s not that I’m using words that are obscure...I’m just using words that are more descriptive than words typically used in conversation. Like “gargantuan” instead of “big” - that sort of thing.
I don’t have a favorite word or even a list of favorite words...I just love learning new ones!
Here’s a list, from A to Z, of my favorite NEW words.
Don't get me wrong - these aren't new words to the English dictionary, they're just new words to ME! Can’t wait to use some of them in my next Sci-Fi book!
Any you’d like to add?
Alacrity - cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness
Bumptious - offensively self-assertive
Canaille - riffraff; rabble
Deasil - clockwise
Effluvium - a slight or invisible exhalation or vapor, especially one that is disagreeable or noxious
Fulminate - to explode with a loud noise; detonate
Grog - a mixture of rum and water, often flavored with lemon, sugar, and spices and sometimes served hot
Hebetude - lethargy; dullness
Internecine - occurring between members of the same country, group, or organization
Jocund - marked by or suggestive of high spirits and lively mirthfulness
Keelhaul - to punish severely
Logomachy - a dispute over or about words
Mysophobia - abnormal fear of or distaste for uncleanliness or contamination
Nimiety - excess; redundancy
Obnubilate: to cloud over; becloud; obscure
Perseverate - to repeat something insistently or redundantly
Quidnunc - a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip; a gossip or busybody
Roustabout - a worker in an oil field, at a circus, etc., whose job requires strength but little skill
Supplicate: to pray humbly; make humble and earnest entreaty or petition
Torpor - a state of not being active and having very little energy
Unclubbable - unsociable
Vicissitude - the quality or state of being changeable
Winnow - to remove (people or things that are less important, desirable, etc.) from a larger group or list
Xanthic - of or relating to a yellow or yellowish color
Yen - a strong desire or propensity
Zaftig - of a woman: slightly fat in an attractive way : having a full, rounded figure