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December Blogging Meme Topic #18:
What are your favorite words, and why?

arc, astonishing, audacity, colophon, constellation, depiction, diptych, dreamless, electrum, epilogue, fragility, fossil, ghost, heliotrope, hyacinth, insterstice, iris, ivy, lapidary, liminal, limitless, London, numinous, parallax, quire, rarity, recollection, Rigel, sassafras, stairwell, stone, tendril, travelogue, triptych, vellum, vortex

This is not a complete list. Many of these words are plants of which I'm fond; words and plants are intimately tangled in my memory because early language acquisition went hand in hand with learning and memorizing the names of various flora. Many of these words are to do with time or states of being (or both). A few are related to astronomy, codicology, and paleontology; others, I love based on quality of sound and/or orthography.

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Strumpet, for many years. Trumpet's not bad, but the S at the start really makes the word a thing of beauty.

Appropriately brazen-sounding, strumpet. A cheeky word.

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