There are some words that as we read them, or hear them in conversation, they stand out brightly among all of the others. It could be for any number of reasons including the way the actual letters form the word, how it sounds when it is spoken, its meaning, its origin, or its obscurity.
I have many favorite words and come across new favorites constantly. I typically carry a notebook with me at all times to record my own thoughts as well as any other ideas that I find interesting during the day and I keep word lists in the back of these notebooks. It is the best place for the words because when I am sitting down to write and am stuck for a place to start or need inspiration to find the perfect word, it is easy to flip to the back section of a notebook and find a custom made, meaningful list of great words.
I am going to start a new category of posts here on the blog where each post is dedicated to an individual word. I hope that if a word strikes you, that you will submit a comment. Please also feel free to email me with any words that you particularly like. ~ Melissa 🙂 firstname.lastname@example.org