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My Top 10 Favorite Words For 2016

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My Top 10 Favorite Words For 2016
Logophile - a lover of words



Call me weird but throughout the year, I've encountered new words (and some old ones I've forgotten) that I've been fond of. Because I like the sound of them or their meaning, I compiled my favorite words for 2016.

Allow me to share them with you.



My Top 10 Favorite Words For 2016


Gumption

ˈɡəmpSH(ə)n 
noun
- means courage and confidence

Describes my favorite weapons in life.

Tenor

Reticent

ˈredəsənt
adjective
- not willing to tell people about things

An introvert like me can certainly relate to this.

Giphy 

Stalwart/Stalworth 

ˈstôlwərt
adjective or noun
-very loyal, dedicated, physically strong

One of the many things I look for in a partner.

Tenor


Solivagant

sōˈlivəgənt
noun

-a solitary wanderer

An item in my bucket list I'm so looking forward to tick off. I've been traveling mostly with friends and cousins. At least before I'm too weak to ride a plane, I wish to go and be a solivagant. Even for once.

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Blithe 

blīT͟H,blīTH
adjective
-happy or joyous

The kind of life I always choose to have.

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Trenchant 

ˈtren(t)SHənt
adjective
- very strong, clear and penetrating

The voice of the critics in my life may be trenchant, but the Voice of Truth is louder.

Chihayafuru


Lily-livered 

lil-ee-liv-erd
adjective
-weak and cowardly

I don't like its meaning so any guy with this attitude is a big NO. But I love the sound of the word.

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Uxorious

əkˈsôrēəs,ˌəɡˈzôr-
adjective

-excessively fond of or submissive to a wife

Obviously, another trait of an ideal partner. But hopefully, not to the point when I have to do all the decision-making in life. He still needs to be man enough to lead me.


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Halcyon 

ˈhalsēən
adjective
-happy, golden, idyllic, carefree, blissful, joyful, joyous, contented

Serious #lifegoals.

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Caveatan 

ˈkavēˌat,ˈkävēˌät
noun
- explanation or warning that should be remembered when you are doing or thinking about something.

Just another better way to warn.

That's Normal


I'm amazed by the English language. How about you?

What are your favorite words for 2016? Please share them in the comments.


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  1. Interesting words indeed, some of them come from Latin or ancient Greek. Maybe you feel the deepness and the history behind them... :)))

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  2. Uxorious got me laughing. We all want that uxorious male in our lives.

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  3. Excellent post (as always)!Thank you very much :)

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  4. From one word lover to another, this was so much fun! Great list.

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  5. I have learnt something new today

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  6. i've never heard of Solivagant, so thanks for teaching me a new word! :D

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  7. These are some really lovely words, and I can see why you chose them! I think I really like halycon most out of all of them - and good gif for describing it as well :3

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  8. Nice! Happy new year to you and your loved ones.

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  9. Halcyon I did not know the meaning, indeed
    Pffft has always been my fave word

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  10. Hi, Luxie!

    Listing your favorite words of 2016 is a great idea for a year-end post. I learned some new words today.

    Words have power. Building a good vocabulary is like adding tools to your workshop or weapons to your arsenal. Having an abundance of words at your disposal allows you to communicate effectively and influentially and increases your odds of getting what you want out of life. Learning at least one new word every day (along with its proper use) is a great way to exercise your brain.

    Thank you very much, Lux. I hope that you and I will remain stalwart friends in 2017. Happy new year to you and your family!

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  11. I heard half of them before. Lily-Livered is fun to say.

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  12. Most are new to me! Happy & Blessed New Year to you!

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  13. These are wonderful words! I use the word lovely a lot, but I'm not sure that it makes it one of my favorites... It is an interesting topic to think on, thank you.

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  14. Love the gif and your top ten words.
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  15. This is something nice :) Loved it..

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  16. I love your idea of listing favorite words. Mine would include lots of Yiddish (chutzpah, meshugenah, shmazel,...). Trenchant is a nice, strong word too.
    Be well, Lux.

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  17. Solid list, lady! I use "reticent" a lot and totally agree- love the way "lily-livered" sounds, but I don't want to know anyone who actually is. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  18. How could you miss out "LOVE"?

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  19. Gumption is a neat word. Many of them I did not know!

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  20. I'm amazed by English language as well and, as a non-native English speaker, I cherished every single word of your post! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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  21. Halcyon is so fun to say! And gumption is a great word! I learned a lot with the others!! Happy New Year!

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  22. I think I may just steal your word Lux. I love the word courage and wear daily a pendant with the word courage stamped on it. I use to wear a cross but nobody ever ask me why, now I get people all the time asking me, what does your necklace and when I tell them, they usually ask me why that word. Perfect opportunity to witness for my Lord. Great word, I think you will live up to it.

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  23. This is such a fun post! I haven't hear lily-livered in ages! thanks for the smile!

    Marie
    @spreadingJOY
    spreading-joy.org

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  24. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us! A great, fun list! Blessings to you this year and always, Lux!

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