Favourite Words

On this page, I list some of my favourite words, with definitions taken from Google’s English dictionary, which is provided by Oxford Languages. For the most part, I have no profound reason for loving these words. The meaning of some words might appeal to me, but generally I simply like the sound or the look or even the general ‘feel’ of the word. Whatever the reason for my preference, these words remain on my favoured list.

Curmudgeon
Noun
a bad-tempered person, especially an old one

Whippersnapper
Noun
[informal] a young and inexperienced person considered to be presumptuous or overconfident

Peculiar
Adjective

1 ~ different to what is normal or expected; strange
2 ~ particular; special; belonging exclusively to
3 ~ [informal] slightly and indefinably unwell

Noggin
Noun
1 ~ a person’s head
2 ~ a small quantity of alcohol, usually a quarter of a pint

Defenestrate
Verb
to throw someone out of a window

Spelunking
Noun
the exploration of caves, especially as a hobby

Gobbledegook
Noun
language that is meaningless or unintellible due to excessive use of technical terms

G’day
Contraction
good day ~ Australian slang greeting

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