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Here's a few of my favorite words

Welcome to a few of my Favorite Words collection. About once a week, usually on Wednesdays I post a new favorite word. Since I just hit 100 posts, I thought it was time to make a "welcome" pinned message.

I've always had a fascination with words and their usage, but I don't claim to be an expert. I just post words that "speak to me" and hope others will like them too. Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate it!

For this word, I thought this quote went with it nicely: A smile is the universal welcome. - Max Eastman

I like the word, "Ave" because just saying it out loud is soothing, almost lyrical.

Pronounced: [ah-vey, ey-vee]

This word can also be used as a farewell. It's also an interjection. To capture short bursts of emotion, you can use an interjection, which is a single word, phrase, or short clause that communicates the facial expression and body language that the sentence itself will sometimes neglect. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/ave

This collection will always be the main place I'll post new words, but I also have a words community if you'd like to join. It's a place where you can post your own word finds too. You'll find it here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102751911907901266499

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Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star. - Lucy Maud Montgomery

Pronounced: https://www.howtopronounce.com/camhanaich/

Good morning!

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He that sows thorns should never go barefoot. - Benjamin Franklin

Pronounced: nel-i-pot

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You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. - Mahatma Gandhi

Pronounced: [spoon-drift]

I found this interesting bit of information: "Spoondrift comes from the old Scots word ‘spoon’ which meant ‘to run before the wind’ while drift may come from the Old Norse ‘drift’, like snowdrift."

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Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. - Robert Frost

Pronounced: (ˈæpɪtənt) ap′pe·tent

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Teach me to feel another's woe, to hide the fault I see, that mercy I to others show, that mercy show to me. - Alexander Pope

Pronounced: woe·be·gone /ˈwōbēˌɡôn,ˈwōbəˌɡôn/

How would you use this word? Maybe like this? "Why in the world do you look so woebegone?" Actually, I hope you won't need to use this word! Have a great rest of the week. :-)

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Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. - Victor Hugo

Pronounced: (kuh-NOR-uhs, KAN-uhr-uhs)

Let me try one: The canorous sounds of birds provided an uplifting moment. Your turn. How will you use this word? Have a great Wednesday!

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A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance. - King Solomon

Pronounced: [blahyth suh m, blahyth]

I hope you find many reasons to use this word in the coming year. :-)

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Happy New Year!

My favorite word this time of year is hóónobee' wónooyoo' cec which is Arapaho for Happy New Year!

This is a tough one to pronounce, but if you go to the following link, you can listen to the word. You'll find it near the bottom of the page: https://goo.gl/pCVdLo

Have a wonderful, healthy and Happy New Year!

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The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. - Hubert H. Humphrey

Pronounced: /lanˈyap,ˈlanˌyap/ https://youtu.be/muPeonpHuZk

The word entered English from the Louisiana French adapting a Quechua word brought in to New Orleans by the Spanish Creoles. It derived from the South American Spanish phrase la yapa or ñapa (referring to a free extra item, usually a very cheap one). La is the definite article in Spanish as well as in French (la ñapa or la gniappe = the ñapa/gniappe).

'Tis the season. Have a wonderful Wednesday. :-)

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