4) My Five Favorite Words
In no particular order…
adverb: even though, nevertheless, however
What’s not to love? It’s three words in one. Nevertheless is also one of the words I remember most clearly in Latin: tamen.
noun: the action or habit of estimating something as worthless
Say it five times fast. Go ahead, I’ll wait. If I love a word that’s three words in one, of course I’m going to love a word that is longer than the alphabet. This one is already part Latin, so no translations necessary…I think.
noun: a word whose sound is the meaning
Pop, fizz, bubble, hiss, moo, knock-knock, tick, tock– everything Mr. Brown can do, you can do, too.
verb: to rip out by the roots; to destroy completely
True story– This morning I spent two hours in my back yard with the girl ridding the lawn of as many weeds as humanly possible. For a time every chamberbitter and buttonweed plant I pulled prompted the mental exclamations: extirpate… pull… Extirpate…pull…EXTIRPATE! pull!
adjective: lively, high-spirited
Not a word that I use often; nonetheless, it’s a fun one. See what I did there? Okay, fine. Shakespeare would approve.