On keeping a list of favorite words

[This list will be constantly updated because I am a geek like that.]

Reasons for liking the words listed below include, but are not limited to, how they sound and what they mean (in general and to me), including those that only one language can express.

Kaladkarin – can be dragged; refers to a person whom one can easily call on to go somewhere/do something.

Slugabed – archaic – a lazy person who stays in bed late (ie, me).

Saludsod – splinter.

Amihan – the northeast monsoon.

Amphigory – a nonsense verse or composition.

Bildungsroman – German term for a novel of education, education, or culture, but used popularly to describe coming of age stories.

Huni – sounds, typically the chirping of birds.

Karagatan – the ocean.

Saudade – a feeling of longing, melancholy, or nostalgia.

Tsundoku – ‘the act of leaving a book unread after buying it, typically piling it up together with other such unread books.’

Weltschmerz – a feeling of melancholy and world-weariness.

Festoon – (noun) – a chain or garland of flowers, leaves, or ribbons, hung in a curve as a decoration. (verb) – adorn (a place) with ribbons, garlands, or other decorations.

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