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November 17, 2010

I have a page in my journal dedicated to words I enjoy. Looks like I’m not the only one as the ladies at so much to tell you have posted a list of the hundred most beautiful words in the English language.

Here are some of my favourites from the list….

Bucolic In a lovely rural setting.
Dalliance A brief love affair.
Denouement The resolution of a mystery.
Dulcet Sweet, sugary.
Ebullience Bubbling enthusiasm.
Ephemeral Short-lived.
Erstwhile At one time, for a time.
Halcyon Happy, sunny, care-free.
Harbinger Messenger with news of the future.
Inglenook A cozy nook by the hearth.
Insouciance Blithe nonchalance.
Languor Listlessness, inactivity.
Mellifluous Sweet sounding.
Onomatopoeia A word that sounds like its meaning.
Plethora A large quantity.
Seraglio Rich, luxurious oriental palace or harem.
Serendipity Finding something nice while looking for something else.
Sumptuous Lush, luxurious.
Susurrous Whispering, hissing.
Talisman A good luck charm.
Wherewithal The means.
Woebegone Sorrowful, downcast.

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