Top Ten Tuesday time over at The Broke and the Bookish! This week the topic is top ten favorite words. It is a little different from the normal type of topics–about favorite characters or books you can’t believe you’ve never read. Being that we are all readers, we have to possess a certain love for words! Here are some of my favorites–serious and not so serious.
1. Irk — Any form of the word is just fine with me. It just sounds so much better when you can tell someone that they are really irking you rather than being generic and saying pissed off. 🙂
2. Ravenous– This word is just so vivid to me. Mirriam Webster says that it means very eager or greedy for food, satisfaction, or gratification. I think he forgot eager or greedy for BOOKS on there.
3. Sheisty– Is this even a word? Urban Dictionary probably would have it on there. I like calling certain people sheisters. Meaning– shady, bullshitters, dishonest, etc.
4. Befuddle — It kind of makes me giggle. Meaning–to confuse.
5. Schlep- Anytime I use this word I get asked if I’m an old Jewish woman. I personally think of Fran Drescher from The Nanny when I hear this word. Meaning– To carry clumsily or with difficulty; lug, to move slowly. As a noun– an arduous journey or a clumsy or stupid person.
6. Loathe – I don’t like when I have to use this word but I just love the way it rolls off my tongue when I say it. I learned at an early age that I could get around the “no saying ‘I Hate You” rule” and say loathe instead.
7. Amok — This word is just fun to say. I’m notorious for talking about things running amok. I frequently commented whilst working retail that parents should stop letting their kids run amok and destroy things. BEAST CHILDREN!
8. Surreptitious– I think this is such a pretty word. Meaning– done, made, or acquired by stealth, sneaky, clandestine
9. Whimsical — Love this word so much. It is so pretty and I love the meaning and it is perfect in describing one of my favorite designer’s, Anna Sui, clothing. Meaning– Determined by, arising from, or marked by whim or caprice, Erratic in behavior or degree of unpredictability
10. Ephemeral — What a beautiful word! Meaning– lasting for a markedly brief time.
What are some of your favorite words?