Tuesday, September 6, 2011

10 Words I heart...

Can anyone say Lazy?  Ha!  Actually I’m swamped today and with the workspace I am still somewhat refusing to deal with…I can’t talk.
{Yah…we all know I’ll be in the craft room talking to myself in a bout 15 minutes…}

Anyways, today’s “Tuesday Ten” I’m linking up with Miss Mommy again..but no wonderful pics today...it's just

10 words I heart
{that never get used enough}

{Yes, I am completely entertaining myself}

1.   Besmirch
a. to soil; tarnish; discolor
b. to detract from the honor of luster of: to besmirch someone’s good name.

{It just feels good rolling off your tongue; never ceases to make me snicker}

2.   Melancholy
a. a gloomy state of mind, especially when habitual or prolonged: depression
b. sober thoughtfulness; pensiveness

{such a good describing word when all other gloomy words don’t cut it}

3.   Forlorn
a.      desolate or dreary; unhappy or miserable, as in feeling, condition, or appearance.
b.      Lonely and sad; forsaken
c.      Expressive of hopelessness; despairing: forlorn glances.
d.     Bereft; destitute: forlorn of comfort

{Oh, this word makes me ache…this I think is close to describing “loss” if you had to describe it in words…love forlorn…ahhh}

1.   Righteous Anger
     {okay fine…that’s a phrase}
a.      divine anger
{Need I say more?  I mean come on, if someone is coming at you with righteous anger wouldn’t you be scared?}

5.   Discombobulated
a.      to confuse or disconcert; upset; frustrate: The speaker was completely discombobulated by the hecklers
{If you have children, you should love this word}

6.   Pallid
a.      pale; faint or deficient in color; wan: a pallid countenance.
b.      Lacking in vitality or interest:  a pallid musical performance.
{I think pallid seems deeper and softer in thought than pale…I just like it}

7.   Insipid
a.      without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities; vapid: an insipid personality
b.      without sufficient taste to be pleasing, as food or drink; bland: a rather insipid soup
 {I like it, Moi likes it…we know quite a few people that can be described as insipid …wink}

8.   Wretched
a.      very unfortunate in condition or circumstances; miserable; pitiable
Side note:  I love, love, love, pitiable too
b.      characterized by or attended with misery and sorrow
c.      despicable, contemptible, or mean: a wretched miser
d.     poor, sorry, or pitiful; worthless:  a wretched job of sewing
{Wretched is actually quite versatile.  I find it is thrown from my mouth quite often as a matter of fact; good word to keep in your back pocket}

9.   Acerbic
a.      sour or astringent in taste:  Lemon juice is acerbic
b.      harsh or severe, as a temper or expression:  acerbic criticism
{Something about it…don’t know…just like it.  To me it almost sounds sour.}

10.  Forthright
a. going straight to the point; frank; direction; outspoken:  It’s sometimes difficult to be forthright and not give offense.
b. proceeding in a straight course; direct; straightforward:  a forthright glance.
{Hey…I give those “forthright” glances…I generally make others uncomfortable with them too! Haha…  Oh wait, maybe those are my “righteous anger” glances…{wink}

Okay, that’s all I’ve got for today.  I am certain I will spend the rest of my day in my brain saying:  “Oh, dang it…I forgot that one!”  I just love words; even the simple ones.  I think as writers we all have those certain bits of vocabulary that just feel better in our own mouths.  Hmm…maybe next time I’ll do 10 words I love that we made up.  We have a dictionary of those too! 

Happy Tuesday…I’m off to procrastinate…or avoid…or get distracted….

{long sigh}  help….

Miss Mommy




  1. Love 'discombobulated'- must def use that one on my kids! lol
    Visiting from the Tuesday 10 linky! and...
    a new follower! :)

  2. Ha ha, this was great! I love your ending... "Happy Tuesday…I’m off to procrastinate…or avoid…or get distracted…." This is so me. :)

  3. Thanks for the visit chickees! Yes Lena, my kids have grown up with that word. Describes us perfectly! And Salena, I'm glad you can appreciate that. I love that in blogging we're never alone it seems. :)

  4. Great words! Discombobulated is definitely my favorite :)

  5. What a fantastic post!. LOVE it!. Thanks for linking up :)


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