Word Tagged

I have been word tagged by Urmea.

Here are a few of my favorite words.

Chutzpah: Utter nerve; effrontery (From dictionary.com).
Reason I like it: I admire people with this quality in them.

Mellifluous: Flowing with sweetness or honey.
Smooth and sweet.
Reason I like it: The way the word rolls off your tongue, you don’t need a dictionary to know what it means.

Rambunctious: Boisterous and disorderly.
Reason I like it : The way I am. After I have downed a few.

Hedonism: Pursuit of or devotion to pleasure, especially to the pleasures of the senses.
Philosophy:The ethical doctrine holding that only what is pleasant or has pleasant consequences is intrinsically good.
Psychology:The doctrine holding that behavior is motivated by the desire for pleasure and the avoidance of pain.
Reason I like it: The only word I believe in.

Discombobulated: To throw into a state of confusion.
Reason I like it: Nothing better to throw a person into a state of confusion than using this word in a sentence.

Legerdemain: Sleight of hand. A show of skill or deceitful cleverness
Reason I like it: Isn’t that what life is all about—-a sleight of hand?

Phantom Vision: Seeing images after total loss of eyesight
Reason I like it: All is never lost.

A few Bengali words I like:

Bawali: A state of mind characterized by total abdication of reason for the purple pleasure of the moment.
Reason I like it: Zen according to me is this.

Jhari: Eyeing a member of the opposite sex.
Reason I like it: So many ways to ogle—angular jhari, paraxial jhari, normal jhari (the boldest of them all)——all in just one word

Shall add to this list if more comes to mind.

And now I shall tag: Suhail Kazi, Sunil Laxman, S Dey and Jatayu.

7 thoughts on “Word Tagged

  1. Mellifluous would be in my list too!

  2. Interesting how many lists “mellifluous” is on – mine too! And rambunctious and legerdemain would be up there as well.

    Interestingly enough, many of the words I use most often in my writing (like “interestingly” and “enough”!) would never make it onto my list.

  3. The first great bong post which has had me in splits.
    bisheshoto “jhari”-r nanarokom shombhobonar bornona pode navishash othar jogar.
    Ektu khani jhogra na korle bodhoy bodhojom hobe, otoyeb:
    chutzpah mane bodhoy thik effrontery noy. spunk or sang froid are closer to chutzpah, in my haambel (imagine strong bong accent here) opeeniaan

  4. Kaashyapeya,

    The meanings posted were all taken from dictionary.com…

    I am glad this is the first post that you liked…or found funny. Did you not like my uber-funny, (according to me), genocide-free 1 900 hotties? 🙂


    Good observation.
    Loved your favorite words post too…defenstrate…yes that’s one of my favs too.

  5. Jhari & Bawali r on top of my list too….loved ur definitions n the reasons too…very similar to mine!!

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