“People are hungry, and one good word is a bread for a thousand.” – David Whyte

One word is candy. Many words is a meal. I believe that you always get back more than you give. That came to hold true once again a few weeks ago when I put out some of my favorite words and asked people on Twitter to tell me some of theirs. These were words we loved the looks of, the sound of- not necessarily the meanings of. So I shared a few of mine and people shared a whole lot more in return. And that is how it always, always works. Here is that, incredibly delicious list.

Diphthong. Daft. Fuckwit. Bastard. Feral. Frail. Tender. Syphilis. Pulse. Crimson. Scarlet. Ache. Pizzicato. Pulchritude. Deccan. Miasma. Popsicle. Cummerbund. Fuel. Chronicle. Masticate. Biscuit. Persimmon. Scimitar. Thunderbolt. Arsenic. Cardiac. Timbre. Crucible. Bullet. Truncate. Idiot. Delinquent. Quiver. Desecrate. Lucent. Czar. Lunatic. Delirium. Molasses. Oscillate. Splendid. Molten. Imbecile. Pachyderm. Bovine. Spartan. Ricochet. Doppelganger. Incinerate. Stellar. Illicit. Temper. Carnelian. Boysenberry. Supper. Solicit. Delicious. Sonic. Delicate. Scintillate. Oracle. Muscle. Satyr. Crustacean. Vetiver. Balustrade. Fossil. Ochre. Articulate. Rabid. Vindicate. Brilliant. Benign. Immaculate. Bolster. Wolverine. Gloam. Helix. Vernal. Weft. Cockleshell. Hellenic. Parch. Quench. Furtive. Fornicate. Fervent. Fever. Fortify. Fetid. Felicitate. Flaxen. Succulent. Mosaic. Tepid. Cerulean. Ember. Empyrean. Cedar. Sepia. Kindle. Atrophy. Serum. Smoulder. Denizen. Plume. Taffeta. Muslin. Organza. Chiffon. Crumpet. Florentine. Marzipan. Truffle. Oleander. Snowdrop. Rainwater. Magnolia. Cascade. Persia. Leonine. Brigadier. Belfast. Lilac. Smithereens. Chintz. Bougainvillea. Boulevard. Ribald. Mischief. Aspen. Maple. Sugar. Breathe. Frangipani. Barnacle. Abysmal. Dappled. Cleft. Mangosteen. Bromide. Piston. Pestle. Cobalt. Chasm. Gossamer. Sombre. Feather. Rambunctious. Erudite. Crevice. Cochlear. Vesper. Equinox. Jungle. Blithe. Blister. Confabulate. Intricate. Crypt. Quaff. Etiquette. Silhouette. Galleon. Satrap. Guillotine. Shaman. Quintuplet. Avuncular. Tripe. Prosaic. Prosody. Teal. Heresy. Vicissitude. Tuft. Rhetoric. Kiln. Violet. Chrome. Damask. Singe. Nectarine. Ricotta. Marionette. Lozenge. Tambourine. Neapolitan. Alchemy. Piccolo. Orchid. Clarinet. Apocalypse. Pewter. Scrumptious. Ebony. Loquacious. Simian. Tripartite. Honeysuckle. Thistle. Dervish. Pixel. Eccentric. Chrysalis. Dandelion. Rhododendron. Fleece. Dewdrop. Tremble. Thimble. Sequence. Appliqué. Conundrum. Flamingo. Pelican. Puffin. Tinder. Cocaine. Macadamia. Heath. Nocturne. Lectern. Eiderdown. Cyanide. Chortle. Centaur. Calypso. Prism. Pistol. Cartel. Digit. Rivet. Curmudgeon. Authenticate. Twilight. Torrid. Rancid. Gurgle. Chuckle. Lustre. Linoleum. Trite. Discotheque. Sultan. Twit. Herringbone. Houndstooth. Somnambulist. Turbulent. Hinterland. Apocalypse. Wry. Queer. Peckish. Abscond. Scabbard. Suicide. Inchoate. Gauntlet. Sophisticate. Exquisite. Archaic. Exotic. Quirk. Vermillion. Visceral. Clandestine. Melancholic. Tessellate. Sate. Camphor. Whorl. Obscene. Pause. Fidget. Flummox. Defunct. Primrose. Coppery. Calamari. Ocular. Meander. Tributary. Fetish. Sienna. Icicle. Gumdrop. Pirouette. Mustang. Sprig. Pixie. Splice. Splay. Heather. Defenestrate. Baguette. Burgundy. Paisley. Binge. Talon. Mystique. Cutlet. Scuttlebutt. Myrtle. Bangle. Spangle. Denture. Indict. Enervate. Vapid. Fascist. Pacifist. Pacific. Alliterative. Inundate. Expectorate. Vivid. Cadaver. Opaque. Viper. Vulpine. Malt. Vulcan. Tequila. Temerity. Caulk. Beryl. Aquamarine. Boa. Asp. Ink. Fey. Cod. Ply. Ilk. Apt. Gin. Hue. Red. Dot. Cue. Via. Pew. Archive. Escargot. Scourge. Tunic. Julienne. Clef. Barracuda. Piranha. Gymnast. Trough. Sprinter. Parsimonious. Splinter. Flint. Schism. Gargoyle. Quandary. Follicle. Treacle. Bourbon. Placate. Vacuous. Flatulent. Triplicate. Catamaran. Throat. Cumin. Zionist. Jasper. Fluid. Endive. Alabaster. Porcelain. Scandal. Tabernacle. Bullion. Pestilent. Mantle. Perjure. Cacophonic. Lacerate. Currant. Saunter. Canticle. Shaft. Emollient. Exacerbate. Carcass. Crevasse. Syringe. Obliterate. Embellish. Burnish. Tumult. Germinate. Emasculate. Feeble. Ingot. Striated. Baroque. Compost. Torque. Candelabra. Jesuit. Inquisition. Mulch. Vendetta. Floret. Aphid. Knave. Steeplechase. Basilica. Cardinal. August. Glib. Gander. Gauze. Gore. Gulp. Shackle. Scurvy. Ghoulish. Gumption. Velvet. Madder. Accord. Harpsichord. Retina. Cataract. Creole. Caustic. Bittersweet. Epaulette. Vampiric. Copulate. Fudge. Turk. Crane. Cantankerous. Crouton. Draconian. Simmer. Onslaught. Grimace. Manslaughter. Gourd. Vanquish. Chemistry. Yardage. Joust. Jargon. Pumpernickel. Clemency. Sputnik. Sauerkraut. Pardon. Somersault. Pithy. Terse. Grapple. Jitterbug. Cuticle. Smorgasbord. Beguile. Corrode. Brevity. Sorbet. Sherbet. Bevel. Gingerly. Peppermint. Myrrh. Patchouli. Frankincense. Chisel. Hone. Paraffin. Tartan. Fennel. Cynic. Heroin. Punctuate. Sphincter. Retard. Renaissance. Crusade. Statutory. Curt. Firecracker. Artichoke. Coracle. Rhapsody. Genuflect. Petulant. Crone. Tangerine. Tranquil. Essence. Undulate. Sycamore. Sycophant. Facetious. Adjunct. Rascal. Curlicue. Knuckle. Cripple. Burlesque. Vaudeville. Leper. Glisten. Loathe. Mistletoe. Pince-nez. Trumpet. Subpoena. Plunge. Wound. Behemoth. Scintilla. Palanquin. Filigree. Deficit. Shrapnel. Emphatic. Euthanize. Enunciate. Rorschach. Gingivitis. Halitosis. Sciatica. Shingles. Lupus. Angina. Eczema. Cirrhosis. Embolism. Scholastic. Bugle. Plinth. Quotidian. Lambency. Idiosyncratic. Garbanzo. Hegemony. Flautist. Fandango. Writhe. Moist. Evict. Scorch. Mutton. Matador. Earshot. Crescendo. Glean. Asunder. Ubiquitous. Diatribe. Apostrophe. Whore. Tourbillion. Vortex. Celerity. Incumbency. Synecdoche. Salmonella. Paradigm. Scathe. Mellifluous. Poodle. Dodecahedron. Obfuscate. Peripatetic. Fallacious. Specious. Soliloquy. Supercilious. Glockenspiel. Precipice. Membrane. Veracity. Plebeian. Hermaphrodite. Megalomaniac. Amulet. Ampersand. Chicory. Gorgonzola. Besotted. Albeit. Vagary. Colloquialism. Profane. Bulbous. Scant. Savage. Vandal. Gentleman. Frippery. Tawdry. Evangelist. Incredulity. Lascivious. Pulverise. Palimpsest. Cipher. Cohort. Vex. Harangue. Trollop. Tintinnabulation. Coquettish. Frisson. Parsnip. Precipitate. Unguent. Pusillanimous. Aneurysm. Render. Frolic. Avarice. Blasphemy. Susurrus. Vigilante. Prodigious. Reticent. Infinitesimal. Chlorofluorocarbon. Reciprocity. Cerise. Chartreuse. Cyan. Indigo. Puce. Brindle. Chestnut. Bronze. Mahogany. Turquoise. Citrine. Claret. Sable. Soot. Obsidian. Illusory. Corduroy. Scald. Curdle. Spruce. Velveteen. Velour. Mumble. Soothe. Murmur. Bistre. Maize. Pungent. Putrid. Pontificate. Lexicon. Bibliophile. Ellipses. Parenthetic. Trapeze. Conclave. Sinuous. Corpulent. Coccyx. Bescumber. Hypnopompic. Vagabond. Raconteur. Maunder. Scallywag. Rapscallion. Vituperate. Discombobulate. Marauder. Bolshevik. Flabbergast. Disgruntle. Coalscuttle. Harlequin. Cornucopia. Muscatel. Embezzle. Bruise. Pernickety. Arachnid. Schadenfreude. Epistolary. Charlatan. Coterie. Buccaneer. Jubilee. Vestibule. Sternum. Septuagenarian. Gnarled. Fondle. Pinochle. Parcheesi. Periwinkle. Manteaux. Stiletto. Salve. Pluck. Paprika. Plunder. Jeopardy. Raucous. Ripple. Rutabaga. Disrobe. Dongle. Moustache. Crepuscular. Platitudinous. Wombat. Oblivion. Opiate. Foible. Butterscotch. Bumbershoot. Baptist. Basiate. Poinsettia. Augur. Saccate. Orifice. Swank. Snapdragon. Debauch. Turgid. Bombastic. Mercantile. Pustule. Subterfuge. Topiary. Fisticuffs. Pugilist. Bedlam. Fuselage. Feckless. Archipelago. Solstice. Iconoclastic. Chasuble. Praline. Quintessence. Heckle. Phantasmagoria. Ergo. Chutney. Ephemeral. Epiphany. Hyacinth. Mascarpone. Cleave. Kismet. Machete. Bushido. Proclivity. Absinthe. Ambrosia. Tussah. Juniper. Cocoon. Elderflower. Eucalyptus. Egalitarian. Bachelorette. Watercress. Balsamic. Monsoon. Psyche. Lacuna. Monastic. Nascent. Puerile. Sodomy. Ratatouille. Sepulchre. Scoundrel. Cayenne. Taxidermist. Chipotle.  Castanet. Entendre. Cussed. Panacea. Percussive. Debacle. Trombone. Flamenco. Cilantro. Marsupial. Placebo. Linguistic. Caramelised. Massacre. Gnostic. Saffron. Tarragon. Mongrel. Nigella. Sumac. Sultry. Bucolic. Torrent. Scallion. Tabasco. Sassafras. Nutmeg. Halcyon. Saccharine. Angora. Obscure. Jojoba. Jungian. Jacquard. Jaguar. Bauble. Puck. Rambutan. Pimpernel. Finesse. Finite. Gunmetal. Jacaranda. Hazard. Spaniel. Brocade. Consecrate. Sculpt. Cutlass. Brilliantine. Chambray. Solitaire. Holocaust. Seersucker. Viola. Gabardine. Baulk. Bludgeon. Sarsaparilla. Cavalier. Chemise. Chenille. Cuckold. Geomancer. Fellate. Catatonic. Gesticulate. Belfry. Banal. Prevaricate. Hierophant. Matriarch. Exodus. Diaspora. Repugnant. Elixir. Tentacle. Pentacle. Skeletal. Hallucinate. Pseudonym. Puree. Gargantuan. Espadrille. Bulletin. Guppy. Tenuous. Whimsical. Spaniard. Clasp. Buckle. Asphyxiate. Gimlet. Hornet. Bloodhound. Martini. Arsonist. Perestroika. Saketini. Whisk. Glut. Doublet. Banshee. Buffalo. Vermouth. Turnip. Ecru. Sylvan. Elysian. Crocus. Antipasti. Spinster. Glossary. Bloviate. Blurt. Coxcomb. Festoon. Fugitive. Fastidious. Burlap. Lambast. Moccasin. Mottled. Blanche. Pastille. Thorax. Ruche. Pique. Pucker. Perfunctory. Jodhpurs. Breech. Roughage. Architect. Arcane.  Saturate. Secrete. Socratic. Shahtoosh. Slub. Skein. Suede. Supple. Stalactite. Séance. Precinct. Tissue. Mesmerise. Rustle. Emissary. Drizzle. Masquerade. Polemic. Microcosm. Troubadour. Emaciate. Worsted. Tulle. Virago. Viscosity. Catacomb. Labyrinthine. Ossify. Minaret. Saddle-stitch. Machiavellian. Ethereal. Insouciant. Innuendo. Ingénue. Catechism. Ecclesiastic. Bandgala. Jaundice. Jingoism. Jocular. Junket. Jurisprudence. Juxtapose. Nebulae. Legume. Feign. Deign. Femur. Harpoon. Felonious. Paean. Fulcrum. Caesarean. Punctilious. Scruples. Perambulator. Miscellany. Quotient. Pavilion. Dither. Eunuch. Hyperarticulate. Voluble. Bespectacled. Mercurial. Torture. Wrath. Discernible. Griffin. Rapture. Dyspepsia. Mediocre. Philistine. Swift. Sleet. Glorious. Colossus. Fluent. Equestrienne. Subdue. Urgent. Utilitarian. Tuxedo. Succumb. Luminescence. Brazen. Sanguine. Fraught. Quaver. Flinch. Acerbic. Nuance. Crevice. Bazaar. Iridescent. Autumnal. Oxymoron. Rapprochement. Conquistador. Emblazon. Bigotry. Gigolo. Chamomile. Sobriquet. Minutiae. Bamboo. Stoke. Grenadine. Farthing. Furlong. Blush. Disenchantment. Bolero. Bullfinch. Valedictorian. Whimper. Lobotomise. Anorak. Scavenge. Wrist. Balaclava. Ensconce. Faustian. Indices. Acrimony. Weevil. Cowry. Cochineal. Bengaline. Dichotomy. Efficacy. Lissom. Acumen. Maelstrom. Denouement. Verisimilitude. Cynosure. Ennui. Irascible. Munificent. Apoplectic. Seethe. Hirsute. Passionfruit. Tendril. Chamberlain. Vizier. Viscount. Madeleine. Catalyst. Grandiose. Pastiche. Jackhammer. Scrounge. Scrimp. Wistful. Snafu. Livid. Liaison. Fractured. Soursop. Camisole. Fez. Nimble. Machinist. Limber. Fugue. Querulous. Besmirch. Tinderbox. Malice. Brutal. Tease. Salamander. Ceil. Histamine. Coquelicot. Collapse. Tuscan. Whist. Fawn. Pistachio. Byzantium. Jonquil. Pumice. Haptic. Fractal. Duchess. Fetishistic. Galoshes. Mackintosh. Auburn. Kosher. Duress. Kamikaze. Georgette. Frock. Futile. Carpetbagger. Bungalow. Corsage. Jujube. Petticoat. Wainscoting. Smock. Hosiery. Leotard. Gobsmack. Brogue. Courtesan. Busker. Caravanserai. Atonement. Tunic. Podiatrist. Episcopal. Negligee. Peignoir. Staccato. Falter. Goggle. Monocle. Lorgnette. Bedazzlement. Tortoiseshell. Devour. Ravage. Corkscrew. Chaperone. Nightshade. Custodian. Deerstalker. Venison. Ballistic. Toupee. Aureole. Torpor. Inertia. Languor. Confederate. Mortician. Actuary. Auxiliary. Nemesis. Hezbollah. Chignon. Aquatic. Abyssal. Cassock. Fascia. Hippodrome. Quicksilver. Zoroastrian. Pinafore. Argyle. Saturnine. Forlorn. Churlish. Effervescent. Lithe. Brittle. Planetarium. Plutocrat. Tycoon. Proletariat. Commissariat. Cleavage. Mandarin. Bidet. Torso. Cravat. Monarch. Monokini. Ramekin. Razorback. Bellbottom. Menace. Bloomers. Knickerbockers. Girdle. Jockstrap. Chastise. Temple. Aborigine. Goitre. Gobbledygook. Spasm. Griddle. Guffaw. Décolletage. Dungaree. Bosom. Coyote. Danseuse. Esquire. Archetype. Epitome. Attaché. Sartorial. Ambassador. Distraught. Sirocco. Hootenanny. Cruciverbalist. Flimsy. Frolic. Fecund. Prise. Abominable. Achillean. Swine. Swindle. Plethora. Portico. Askance. Tournedos. Zucchini. Wholesome. Erstwhile. Ameliorate. Acquiesce. Battalion. Thwart. Muzzle. Judicious. Mitigate. Abstain. Fallopian. Crystalline. Ignominy. Manifesto. Chromosome. Spatula. Cajole. Fedora. Plaintiff. Debutante. Rend. Zealot. Bagel. Tapas. Pussyfoot. Bassoon. Bicentennial. Facade. Cognac. Fjord. Sparsely. Vinegar. Belligerent. Congeal. Anglican. Seizure. Swivel. Peculiar. Aristocracy. Vehicular. Threshold. Aplomb. Tarmac. Mercenary. Echelon. Regalia. Timpani. Frigate. Cougar. Geriatric. Turnstile. Plumb. Courgette. Freemason. Codices. Sceptic. Coalesce. Leviathan. Coarse. Bristle. Macaque. Verbatim. Bantam. Exhume. Bewilder. Linger. Chutzpah. Bravura. Blitzkrieg. Fountainhead. Impasse. Malign. Mastiff. Talisman. Axiom. Flank. Symbiosis. Occult. Elicit. Reluctant. Protocol. Fiddler. Accentuate. Buffoonery. Entourage. Catafalque. Portmanteau. Caprice. Cornice. Debonair. Punitive. Flaccid. Bureaucrat. Flambé. Cadence. Decrepit. Dulcet.  Odyssey. Cypriot. Raspberry. Vignette. Cuddle. Bazooka. Chagrin. Sorcerer. Ether. Austere. Perpendicular. Dilettante. Macaroon. Sangfroid. Sortie. Espionage. Bacchanalian. Seismic. Fatuous. Dour. Catastrophe. Steppe. Butternut. Cyclamen. Synagogue. Purloin. Ferocity. Buzzard. Skirmish. Languish. Tawny. Filial. Despotic. Truncheon. Verticality. Saboteur. Drench. Segue. Relic. Lorikeet. Hottentots. Kookaburra. Rivulet. Tribunal. Primordial. Musculature. Succinct. Puerile. Squirm. Putrefy. Fructify. Soporific. Brazil. Chinchilla. Tahini. Gorse. Placid. Gestalt. Juvenescence. Porridge. Gosling. Twinge. Squawk. Tumescent. Gridlock. Vitriol. Mollycoddle. Apotheosis. Swine. Febrile. Cormorant. Cunicular. Frolic. Podiatrist. Lorgnette. Aureole. Fascia. Byzantium. Jonquil. Pumice. Salamander. Ceil. Fractious. Bullfinch. Munificent. Acumen. Sleet. Sanguine. Insouciance. Perambulator. Caveat. Convivial. Pendulum. Linge. Coxcomb. Patricide. Repugnant. Hierophant. Apothecary. Haberdashery. Vixen. Butcher. Scythe. Facile. Mortician. Rastafarian. Hippocratic. Equine. Phantasm. Peppercorn. Velour. Tawdry. Vomit. Taciturn. Bedouin. Clavicle. Frankfurter. Palindrome. Frantic. Havoc. Medallion. Sarcophagus. Adequate. Spindle. Sacrosanct. Sacred. Stupefy. Sonorous. Abecedarian. Decorum. Tacit. Cacti. Bacilli. Tumbler. Goblet. Giblet. Gherkin. Vile. Sever. Petrify. Assassin. Potentate. Frieze. Moor. Shuttle. Berserk. Gnaw. Palate. Civet. Scaffold. Scorcher. Goulash. Tassle. Err. Shallot. Shank. Beatific. Tenacity. Mandala. Effulgence. Secrecy. Seraphim. Cur. Totem. Spherical. Somnolence. Aurora. Gleam. Tipperary. Succour. Iridescence. Vise. Weal. Crucible. Gondolier. Dune. Petrichor. Consequence. Gauche. Suprasternal. Tyranny. Cinnamon. Bonobo. Insidious. Bleat. Chalice. Vulpine. Serrate. Suave. Jostle. Philately. Obfuscate. Upstart. Ukulele. Placebo. Punctual. Seethe. Gamine. Cartography. Celestine. Colossal. Gothic. Porcine. Avuncular. Philistine. Emissary. Fastidious. Anarchy. Orchestrate. Sardonic. Daguerreotype. Sinew. Synchrony. Hussy. Grunt. Whimsy. Volatility. Pilchard. Promethean. Singleton. Panoply. Peccadillo. Contagion. Lubricious. Bumblebee. Dominion. Dapper. Distil. Carcinoma. Galactic. Carafe. Dobby. Funk. Fickle. Complicit. Chimera. Ersatz. Bastion. Corollary. Taboo. Stanchion. Exonerate.  Wingtip. Euphoric. Cinder. Decoupage. Mystic. Redamancy. Rhodesian. Trunk. Blizzard. Madrigal. Maudlin. Mandolin. Limpid. Javelin. Aqueduct. Umber. Amber. Chive.  Billet-doux. Chive. Euphonious. Quiescent. Chimerical. Raconteur. Clinquant. Aubade. Sempiternal. 

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