Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.
Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join.
The topic for this week is: Top Ten Tuesday REWIND! (Pick from previous topics that you want to do again or may have missed)
I’ve decided to pick a topic that I have never done before and share with you ten of my favourite words.
There are certain things that make me like a word. I love words with Q’s, X’s and Z’s. Words which are fun to say is also something that could put a word on my favourite list. And also – when the meaning seems to fit the word even if you didn’t know the definition.
All of the definitions for my list this week came from dictionary.com
satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else’s misfortune.
1890–95; < German, equivalent to Schaden harm + Freude joy
existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresent: ubiquitous fog; ubiquitous little ants.
Also, u·biq·ui·tar·y [yoo-bik-wi-ter-ee]
1830–40; ubiquit(y) + -ous
1. of or characteristic of a tyrant.
2. unjustly cruel, harsh, or severe; arbitrary or oppressive; despotic: a tyrannical ruler.
1530–40; < Latin tyrannic ( us ) (< Greek tyrannikós, equivalent to týrann ( os ) tyrant + -ikos -ic) + -al1
verb (used with object) Informal.
to bewilder; confound; confuse.
1830–40; origin uncertain
1. (of words or language) having little or no meaning;making little or no sense: A baby’s babbling isappealingly nonsensical.
2. (of behavior, conduct, actions, etc.) foolish, senseless, fatuous, or absurd: His nonsensical behaviorwas unusual for such a serious person.
3. objectionable, impudent, insubordinate: I refuse to listen to that nonsensical gossip.
4. of trifling importance or of little or no use: I’ve had more than enough of your nonsensical advice!
1. an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.
2. good fortune; luck: the serendipity of getting the first job she applied for.
1754; Serendip + -ity; Horace Walpole so named a faculty possessed by the heroes of a fairy tale calledThe Three Princes of Serendip
1. a simple past tense and past participle of bespeak.
2. British .
a. (of clothes) made to individual order; custom-made: a bespoke jacket.
b. making or selling such clothes: a bespoke tailor.
3. Older Use. engaged to be married; spoken for.
1745–55 for def 2
adjective, moist·er, moist·est.
1. moderately or slightly wet; damp.
2. (of the eyes) tearful.
3. accompanied by or connected with liquid or moisture.
4. (of the air) having high humidity.
1325–75; Middle English moiste < Middle French; connected with Latin mūcidus mucid
1. Usually, shenanigans.
a. mischief; prankishness: Halloween shenanigans.
b. deceit; trickery.
2. a mischievous or deceitful trick, practice, etc.
1850–55, Americanism; of obscure origin
1. ( sometimes initial capital letter ) resembling or befitting Don Quixote.
2. extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary, impractical, or impracticable.
3. impulsive and often rashly unpredictable.
So there you go 🙂
Here are ten of my favourite words – I think Quixotic is my favourite of the lot as it uses two of my favourite letters, it’s fairly uncommon and I like the idea of something being extravagantly impractical.
I hope you’ve all had a great list. Please leave me a comment linking back to your TTT – I love checking out what people have and I’m interested to see what topics everyone chose for this week!
Awesome post, Kate! My favourite word from your list is schadenfreude.
Great list! I can’t wait for another Rewind so I can do a favorite words list of my own.
Here’s my TTT
Great list 😀 I love the word flummox. No idea why, I just love to say it!
I’m also big into Q and X words, since getting a chance to use a name or word with those letters is like finding a needle in a haystack. Some of my favourite words are transmogrify, ameliorate, hydrophosphates, horsefeathers, xenial, xanthochroid (long a favourite fancy word for blonde), and quintessential.
This was such a cool topic!!! I love using the words “shenanigans,” “nonsensical,” and “serendipity!” It’s not very long, but ever since I was in middle school and discovered the word “stupendous,” I’ve loved using it too. 🙂 I chose Top Ten Favorite Book Covers: http://aliceinreaderland.com/2014/02/24/covers/
Alice @ Alice in Readerland
Nooooo, not moist! I love flummox. Very fun to say. Also shadenfreude…in fact, I like a lot of German words 🙂
My TTT: http://theloonyteenwriter.wordpress.com/2014/02/25/top-ten-tuesday-rewind-books-from-my-childhood/
I love the word shenanigans. I use it more than I probably should. Moist on the other hand is a word that just doesn’t sit well with me. 🙂
I read moist and immediately thought of that HIMYM episode and started laughing — thanks for that!
My TTT: Rewind This Week
I love “nonsensical”! I first heard it while watching Pride and Prejudice and fell in love with it… or maybe it was Kiera Knightley’s voice… 😉 “Entice” is also another favorite of mine.
I love this topic so much! I’m such a word nerd lol and I use shenanigan on a daily basis. Great list!
Great list! I like shenanigans, it’s fun to say 🙂
Great pick! Moist just always reminds me of Lily from How I Met Your Mother and how much that word bothered her. Schadenfreude is one of my favourite words, thanks mostly to Avenue Q and the song. Nice list 🙂 My TTT.