For the Love of Words

Jonathan Wolstenholme 1950 - British Surrealist painter - Tutt'Art@

Johnathan Wolstenholme

Today I wrote a manual for conducting a proper house inspection but I didn’t think you’d want to read that! The house inspection is set for Monday at 10 o’clock I am hoping the homeowners won’t change their minds! So I wrote an alphabetical list of some of my favorite words. I limited it to 5 words per letter but for some letters I had a very very hard time to pick just the 5, for others 5 was MORE than enough. I also included some baby names I like. Feel free to try this and share your results XD

A

Absinthian (bitter)

Alkaline

Anathema (curse)

Anthracite (coal)

Anodyne (painkiller)

B

Brontide (a rumbling noise)

Bramble

Bloodless

Basilisk (serpent, lizard, dragon freezes with a stare)

Bereft

C

Chrysalis (cocoon)

Constellations

Cellar

Carnival

Cipher

D

Delirium

Deliquesce (melt)

Diaphanous (see through)

Dormancy

Dystopia

E (hard to limit on E)

Evanescent (vanishing)

Elysian (heavenly)

Eidolon (delusion, ghost)

Erinyes (The Fates)

Entropy

F

Fossilize

Fracture

Feather

Fatality

Filter

G

Gaunt

Graphite

Glacier

Gather

Ghosting

H

Halcyon (peaceful)

Hyacinth

Hollow

Horizon

Helter Skelter

I

Innocuous

Impassive

Indelible

Insidious

Insomnia

J

Jaundice

Juxtaposition (adjacency)

Jester

Juniper

Jaded

K (this one was tough!)

Kite

Kaleidoscope

Kilter

Kestrel

Key

L

Laconic (quiet)

Lacustrine (of or pertaining to a lake)

Lucidity

Labyrinthine

Luminary

M

Melancholia

Machiavellian (scheming)

Misanthropic

Mercurial (temperamental)

Monolith

N

Nascent (beginning to exist)

Nomadic

Numinous (spiritual)

Nocturne

Neurasthenia (breakdown)

O

Obdurate

Ossuary (a place for the bones of the dead)

Oddity

Odyssey

Occlusion

P

Pariah (a social outcast)

Petrichor (the smell of the earth after rain)

Percussive

Precipice

Primordial

Q

Quixotic (idealistic)

Querulous

Quiet

Quicksilver

Quarry

R

Razorvine

Resonance

Requiem

Resin

Residual

S (hard to limit on S)

Sibylline (mysterious, cryptic)

Starless

Silhouette

Synthesis

Scythe

T

Tentative

Taciturn (uncommunicative)

Telluric (earthy)

Transparency

Tether

U

Unkempt

Unmade

Undulate

Underground

Unorthodox

V

Virago (shrew)

Vicious

Vitriolic (scathing)

Vestigial (latent)

Virulent

W

Wisteria

Watercourse

Waif

Weary

Wept

X (X was hard)

Xenolith (a rock fragment foreign to the igneous rock in which it is embedded)

Xanthous (yellowish color)

Xenophobic (fear of foreigners)

Xylophone

Xerus (an African ground squirrel)

Y (Y was hard!)

Yield

Yearning

Yesterday

Yawn

Yarrow

Z

Zetsubou (despair in Japanese)

Zenith

Zephyr

Zealous

Zero

 

Then randomly some baby names (I am not with child)

Male

Aureilian , Alexei, Cyr, Eli, Ira, Kaien, Kite, Key, Lane, Morrow, Nikolai, Seth, Shion, Soul, Thierry, Thoreau, Zero

Female

Amarysse (Am-ah-reece), Chie, Deionarra (De-ah-narra), Eleanor, Ellesime (El-suh-may), Hana, Isadora, Muse, Sev’Tai (I love this name and I don’t care who knows it lol), Stella, Thyme, Qorren, Yves

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