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12 June 2014 @ 04:29 pm
Found this on Pinterest - had to share!  
Below the cut is a list of "The 100 most beautiful words in English."

If you made a list, would these be on it? What else would be there?

100 most beautiful words
kaige68: dirty bookkaige68 on June 12th, 2014 08:35 pm (UTC)
I have long loved Plethora.
Are 6 dogs too many?: quacktkeylasunset on June 13th, 2014 12:03 am (UTC)
Plethora is awesome! So is Zaftig!!!

I'm very fond of circuitous. I like the way it sounds and how descriptive it is.

kaige68kaige68 on June 12th, 2014 08:50 pm (UTC)
Also, I like Zaftig, I would add that.
tarnishedangel2: 2 handsome mentarnishedangel2 on June 12th, 2014 09:04 pm (UTC)
Minutia is one of my favorite words. I love to say it, and I love its meaning. I would add it to this lovely list. Thanks for sharing!! : )


Edited at 2014-06-12 09:06 pm (UTC)
Are 6 dogs too many?: cupidtkeylasunset on June 13th, 2014 12:05 am (UTC)
Minutia is a great word! It rolls of the tongue!

I am very fond of cacophony. I love the sound of it and how descriptive it is.
ThatWasJustaDream: beachthtwzjustadream on June 12th, 2014 09:49 pm (UTC)
Aw, Kaige beat me to it! Plethora is my all time favorite word, always thought it was beautiful.
Are 6 dogs too many?: Kono happytkeylasunset on June 13th, 2014 12:07 am (UTC)
Plethora is awesome!

I love the word gazebo. It's such a pretty word to me, and the structures are always so charming!

(I also like charming as a word!)
bluedelft on June 12th, 2014 11:33 pm (UTC)
I think cupcake should be added to the list ;-)
Are 6 dogs too many?: SH Ichabod Cupcaketkeylasunset on June 13th, 2014 12:08 am (UTC)
Cupcake!!! It totally should be there. How could they leave it off? That's an abomination!

Abomination is a good word. I also like cataclysmic although both have negative connotations. Let's go back to enjoying Cupcakes!!!

bluedelft on June 13th, 2014 01:25 am (UTC)
Yes, enjoying Cupcakes is the way to go!
Umai Hoshifairyniamh on June 12th, 2014 11:43 pm (UTC)
They only list one of my top four beautiful words.

Child (Be they furry, scaly, or humanoid)
Family (Adopted, Married, or by blood)
Friend (The person who helps you bury bodies)
Love (The feeling all three of these inspire. A feeling blind to race, religion, sexual preferences, Political standing, and socioeconomic status)

Yes, I am feeling philosophical right now. I think it is a side effect of venturing into a new genre of writing. (Dystopia does things to the mind and heart.)
Are 6 dogs too many?: Group Hugtkeylasunset on June 13th, 2014 12:10 am (UTC)
Love these additions! They are excellent!

I couldn't possibly write dystopia. I'm far too much a Pollyanna in my writing!)

Perseveration might be helpful to your dystopia?

Thank you for reminding us of these beautiful words!
a geek in such the wrong wayhaldoor on June 14th, 2014 07:14 am (UTC)
Globule, Coagulate, Pontificate, Emulate, Miffed, Whisper, Erotic and Thaumaturgy to name just a few that I think should be added!
antesqueluzantesqueluz on June 14th, 2014 07:45 pm (UTC)
Interesting list. I love words. I like myriad, gestalt, euphonious, pusillanimous, panoply, scrumptious....so many good words! :-)