Ayt Of My Favourite Words I Rarely Use

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic

Some just look good. Their meaning mayn't appeal to you. Maybe it is their sound. Here are some of my favourites I seldom use. Some words are pristine when left alone. It could be that nobody could ever do them justice.

craquelure:

you'll find this on a Rambrandt masterpiece

old yellow'd varnish

Van Rijn loved impasto - but it crack'd over time

 

skedaddle:

something Speedy Gonzales does

fastest mouse in all Me-hi-co!

 

mazzanine:

architecture wouldn't be architecture without these intermediate divisions between the ground and first floor

mazzanines extend an open-plan space upwards

only the storeys of a building limit their range

 

massif (mass-seef):

a giant finger would easily cut itself on one of these

they're razor-sharp but can have beautiful names - Pyrenees!

 

toodle-pip:

a cheery alternative to cheerio

part of pastoral lore

only eccentrics would say this nowadays

why not reclaim it and make it cool

 

verdigris:

aged bronze would lose its appeal if it wasn't covered in verdigris

 

edelweiss:

the white flower of an alpine herb

 

agent provocateur:

the criminal underworld hates these kind of people

azh-on-prov-at-tur

i prefer its sound to its betraying cause


Submitted: June 02, 2020

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hullabaloo22

I knew each and every one! Toodle-pip, Jobe ; )

Wed, June 3rd, 2020 7:11pm

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