This is my ever-growing list of words that interest me, whether they inspire me or repulse me. I’ve always been an obsessive reader and enjoy collecting new words.


Glamsy is how the sky looks before a big storm. It is dark and turbulent over here, while at the same time, you have brilliant sunlight cutting through the clouds over there, like in some bad Biblical movie when God talks to the hero.

Mumpsimus – someone who insists they are right despite clear evidence that they are not.

Obstreperous – noisy and difficult to control

Flocculent: having or resembling tufts of wool.

Anodyne: not likely to provoke dissent or offense; inoffensive, often deliberately so.

Threnody: a lament.

Petrichor: a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather.

Pulchritudinous: physically beautiful; comely.

Vellichor: the strange wistfulness of used bookstores, which are somehow infused with the passage of time. They are filled with thousands of old books you’ll never have time to read, each of which is itself locked in its own era, bound and dated and papered over like an old room the author abandoned years ago, a hidden annex littered with thoughts left just as they were on the day they were captured.

Logorrhea: a tendency to extreme loquacity.

Gallimaufry: A jumble, a hodgepodge.

Sangfroid: composure or coolness, sometimes excessive, as shown in danger or under trying circumstances.

Ni! – Ekiekiekiekizoompboingismzaoism


Disseminate: spread or disperse (something, especially information) widely: health authorities should foster good practice by disseminating information.

Diddling: to play or mess with.

Peon: a person who does menial work; a drudge.

Pivot: to completely change how one does something.

Transformational: relating to or involving transformation or transformations.