This is just a random post regarding my recent random searching of cool sounding words. Just because I know my English can never be impeccable and there will always be words out there for me to learn. I came across several that are not only cool-sounding, but more importantly have either a very hilarious or very useful definition. After all, who would be going around using a word like ‘vivisection’ in daily life? It has to be useful too… so here is my list, which definitely will either be constantly updated as I find new words, or I might just come up with new lists (possibly by theme/category/central idea also).
For now, the words below don’t have a particular theme/common link, just cool words that I must strive to put into motion.
- cynosure: a person or thing that is the centre of attention or admiration.
- defenestrate: a throwing of a person or thing out of a window.
- would also like to add that this word piqued my interest quite instantaneously because I considered the possibility that the origin has something to do with what I know is a word for window, ‘Fenster’ in German. Turns out it’s fenestra, Latin. Close enough…
- cicatrize: (with reference to a wound) heal by scar formation.
- colloquium: a gathering for discussion.
- soiree: an evening party or gathering, typically in a private house, for conversation or music.
- I had to add this simply because the irony is immediately apparent, plus it’s just plain hilarious. Why create utterly useless words? I’m not even talking about artsy, defunct, posh words or anything – this is something only a truly elect few (nutcases) will be attempting to normalise into conversation and daily life. The word defines itself.
- borborygmus: a rumbling or gurgling noise made by the movement of fluid and gas in the intestines.
- the moment when you find a word you’ve wanted to know but never really bothered with it (either lazy or it’s a subconscious desire to know the word)… WHOO
- dalliance: a casual romantic or sexual relationship.
- desuetude: a state of disuse.
- insouciance: casual lack of concern; indifference.
- ingénue: an innocent girl or young woman
I also realise some of these words are not as cool as I would like them to be, but perhaps momentarily cool as a means to make my writing less repetitive – constantly using the word ‘nonchalant’ can be avoided with ‘insouciance’. Et cetera.
Till next time then!