I love words - I suppose I should since one day, before I am being force fed mush in an old people's home, I plan to be a published writer.
I used to keep a book of words and everytime I discovered a new word I would write it and its definition in the book. I haven't looked at it for a long time, but here we go. Under 'H' are the words hyperbole, hebetude and harbinger.
My youngest daughter's flavour of the year in words is 'sublime'. Whenever I proof-read her homework I notice she manages to slip it in somewhere!
And isn't it just such a rich, voluptuous word? Roll it around in your mouth and get a feel for it. Yum.
Five of my personal faves are sanguine, languid, insousiance, serendipity and desultory. Lush (that's one too).
But today I discovered a new, fun word. I had seen the term 'snarky' used in the past, but never 'snarkful', which seems to be a new take. Snark, says www.urbandictionary.com, is a combination of 'snide' and 'remark'.
So, now when you're in conversation try dropping in the word snark, snarky, snarkily or the best of all - SNARKFUL. There's also snarkster, snarkasm, snarkalicious, snarkenfreude(!) and snarkalec.
Here' another variation just invented by me - snarkoholic (noun); A person addicted to snarkful comments.