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Words I Really Like

Words that demonstrate the poetry, humor, creativity, and sheer adaptability of the English language and its speakers

There are some words that I just really like. With some, I just like the way they sound. With others, there's a kind of poetry in their implicit imagery or allusiveness. And with some, I just find them humorous.

Here they are, ordered very freely:

ramshackle
mooseknuckle
urban cougar (ok, it's two words)
touchstone
clusterfuck
patchwork
crackpot
piecemeal
muttonchops
cameltoe
voluptuous
dogeared
wormeaten
blisterpack
teabagging
commensurate
shitfaced
half-baked
charming
motherfucker
shepherd
impression
sordid
unclefucker
crumbling
buxom
backwater
immense
spurious
pile
beautiful
creep
portmanteau
asshole
desultory
teem
disaster
ugly
delapidated
intuitive
filth
tawdry
chump
diminimus
affable
sweep
doggerel
incomparable
implicit
demur
magnificent
rot (as in "What rot!")


neologisms

no-nothing
contestify
smugglered (e.g. I smugglered 4 bottles of rice wine into the country.)