Friday, January 19, 2007

They Just Roll Off My Tongue

I've had this post as a draft for quite awhile - and I just checked out Reggie's blog, where he was explaining why he loves the word "mandible" so much, and I figured, "ah, why not just post it now?" So Reggie, I promise I'm not copying - these are just words that I love the sound of, but don't use too often in my daily communications (except Gemini - which I use a lot).

SYLPH

1. a slender graceful woman or girl.
2. an imaginary being inhabiting the air.

GEMINI
1. a constellation in the Northern Hemisphere containing the stars Castor and Pollux. Also called Twins.
2. a two-person U.S. spacecraft designed for orbital rendezvous and docking: used in 1965–66 in various experiments preparatory to a landing on the moon.

IDIOSYNCRASY
1. a characteristic of thought or behaviour peculiar to an individual or group; an eccentricity.
2. characteristic peculiarity of habit or structure.
3. an individual's allergic sensitivity or reaction to a drug, food, etc.

IMPRESARIO
a person who organizes, puts on, finances, or sponsors a public entertainment, esp an opera, ballet, or concert.

ANTIDAZZLE
said of a vehicle's rearview mirror: designed to lessen or prevent
the dazzling effect of other vehicles' headlights shining onto it from behind.

LITERATI
the educated class; the intelligentsia.

BLISS
1. supreme happiness; utter joy or contentment: wedded bliss.
2. heaven; paradise: the road to eternal bliss.
3. theology. the joy of heaven.

MURMUR
1. a low, continuous sound, as of a brook, the wind, or trees, or of low, indistinct voices.
2. a mumbled or private expression of discontent
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3. an abnormal sound heard on listening to the heart, usually through a stethoscope, produced by the blood passing through deformed cardiac valves.
4. to make a low or indistinct sound, esp. continuously.

1 Comments:

Blogger James said...

I use Sylph quite a lot....

11:01 PM  

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