“Five Favorite” is a feature on thewasofshall where I lay out my five favorite “x”. Sometimes they’re relevant to a season or holiday, mostly they’re not. It’s an all-around fun excuse to give my 100% amazingly awesome opinion. To see previous topics, click here.
Whether it’s the look, sound, or meaning, some words are just more pleasing to my senses. Here are (some of) my five favorite*.
concupiscence: adjective · con·cu·pis·cence · \kän-ˈkyü-pə-sən(t)s, kən-\
strong desire, especially sexual desire
diegetic: adjective · di-e-get-ic · /ˌdaɪ əˈdʒɛt ɪk
of, or relating to the sphere or world in which (fictional) narrated events and other elements occur
dysphoria: noun · dys·pho·ria · \dis-ˈfȯr-ē-ə\
a state of feeling unwell or unhappy
palimpsest: noun · pa·limp·sest · \ˈpa-ləm(p)-ˌsest, pə-ˈlim(p)-\
a writing material (as a parchment or tablet) used one or more times after earlier writing has been erased
schadenfreude: noun · scha·den·freu·de · \ˈshä-dən-ˌfrȯi-də\
enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others
Have your own five favorite words? Let me know!