Ten Favorite Words

This strange question was asked of me a while back: “What are your ten favorite words?” This is like asking what my favorite book is. An extremely hard question because there are so many books in the world that I love. So I’ll do the best I can in narrowing this down.

  1. Verdant (adj): 1. Green with vegetation; covered with green growth. 2. Green in hue. 3. Lacking experience or sophistication; naïve.
  2. Turmoil (noun): 1. A state of extreme confusion or agitation; commotion or tumult.
  3. Reminisce (verb): 1. To think about or tell of past experiences or events.
  4. Opaque (adj): 1. Impenetrable by light; neither transparent nor translucent. 2. Not reflecting light; having no luster. 3. Impenetrable by a form of radiant energy other than visible light. 4. So obscure as to be unintelligible. 5. Mentally obtuse; dense. (Noun) Something that is opaque, especially an opaque pigment used to darken parts of a photographic print or negative.
  5. Nonchalant (adj): 1. Casually unconcerned or indifferent.
  6. Mesmerizing (verb): 1. To spellbind; enthrall. 2. To hypnotize.
  7. Imperative (adj): 1. Necessary or urgent. 2. Expressing a command or plea; peremptory. 3. Of, relating to, or constituting the mood that expresses a command or request. (Noun) 1. A rule, principle, or need that requires or compels certain action. 2. A command; an order. 3. The imperative mood.
  8. Elusive (adj): 1. Tending to elude capture, perception, comprehension, or memory. 2. Difficult to define or describe.
  9. Blatantly (adj): 1. Totally or offensively conspicuous or obtrustive. 2. Unpleasantly loud and noisy.
  10. Belligerently (adj): 1. Inclined or eager to fight; hostile or aggressive. 2. Of, pertaining to, or engaged in warfare. (Noun) 1. One that is hostile or aggressive, especially one that is engaged in war.
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