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Collection

I collect words - both figuratively and literally. I cut words out of magazines and newspapers and I have at least four English dictionaries. I also have lists of words written in journals and on notepads. I keep words that I like the look of, sound of, or meaning of. Sometimes I get all three in one. I like when that happens.

arabesque, antediluvian, axel, amalgam
Barcelona, bombastic, brash, bioluminescent
charcuterie, comely, cymbal, confabulation
deoxyribonucleic, disinter, demagogue, deontology
emblem, excoriate, effete, ex-communicate
filigree, flange, fabricate, facet, facia
gastronomic, Glastonbury, gargantuan, gestational
harbinger, hausfrau, hoagy, hellacious, hyperbolic
ignominy, iridescent, improvisation, immaterial, iamb
juxtapose, jackanpes, jackal, jammy
kabuki, kumquat, kipper, kangaroo
lambaste, loquacious, limbic, lothario
mellifluous, mastic, Merovingian, malarky
natarajasana, numismatist, natatorium, nihilist, nerd
ophthalmologist, obsequious, outdoorsy, oarsmanship
peripatetic, philologist, plenipotentiary, preponderance
quaalude, quotidian, quixotic, quench, quince
relativism, resplendent, recondite, ravishing, ravenous
syndicalism, sabbatical, saturnine, sanguine, shill
terrific, terrestrial, tumescent, tangent
ubiquitous, ukulele, Ulannbaatar (Ulan Bator)
verisimilitude, vilify, vociferous, verbose
wistful, wainscot, wishy-washy, whatsoever
xylophone, Xanadu, xanthan, xenobiotic
yarmulke, yak, yarf, yen, yearn
zabaglione, zephyr, zoetrope, zed

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