Anecdote Love

Stories and Musings from a girl named Harvey

Words #1


I keep a small notebook with me at all times so that when I hit inspiration I can remember it.  This page contains words I find intriguing   Have to admit I’m a word nerd to the point that I use words to create stories.  You can check some out on my Alphabet Soup page.  All definitions are from Merriam Webster.   Feel free to use anything from this list as inspiration for your own work!  If you do please include a link back to this post and share here what you created.  I would love to see what great stuff comes from sharing my word obsession!

Words #1

– Ululation: form of ululate; to howl or wail
– Antediluvian: very old or old-fashioned
– Apostasy: reunification of a religious faith; abandonment of a previous loyalty

– Simulacrum: image, representation; an insubstantial form or semblance of something
– Fusillade: a number of shots fired simultaneously or in rapid succession
– Vitriol: something felt to resemble vitriol especially in caustic quality; especially :  virulence of feeling or of speech
– Bemoaning: to express deep grief or distress over; to regard with displeasure, disapproval, or regret
– Misanthrope: a person who hates or distrusts humankind
– Chuffed: very pleased
– Soporific: causing or tending to cause sleep;  tending to dull awareness or alertness; of, relating to, or marked by sleepiness or lethargy
– Perseverance: continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition
– Punctilious:  marked by or concerned about precise accordance with the details of codes or conventions
– Gregarious: tending to associate with others of one’s kind;social; marked by or indicating a liking for companionship;sociable; of or relating to a social group
– Ignominious: marked with or characterized by disgrace or shame; dishonorable;  deserving of shame or infamy; despicable

5 thoughts on “Words #1

  1. Wow. I don’t think the professor could remember those if he tried!

    • Well aren’t professors stereotypically absentminded anyways? On a serious note I have found that throwing out big words in conversation regardless of whether I recall what it means always impresses listeners. Most of them don’t know what it means either!

  2. You’re great! =)

  3. I love learning new words. Some very interesting ones you have listed. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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