#LanguageLover Francie Lanoo SPREADING THE WORD

FRANCIS LANOO has a thing for lovely-sounding words (and for those that use them well).  Check out some of her favourite English-language sweet-sounders:

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ANEMONE            [uh-NEM-uh-mee]

A plant of the buttercup family, possessing colorful showy flowers.

 

CLANDESTINE       [klan-DES-tin]    Done in secret.

CYNOSURE            [SIN-uh-shoor]     A focal point of admiration.

DALLIANCE           [DAL-ee-uh ns]     A brief love affair.

DEMURE               [dih-MYOO R]         Shy and reserved.

EBULLIENCE           [ih-BUHL-yuh ns]      Bubbling enthusiasm.

EVANESCENT        [ev-uh-NES-un nt]     Vanishing quickly; lasting a very short time.

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GOSSAMER           [GOS-uh-mer]

Something extremely light or delicate; a spider’s silk.

 

 

HALCYON             [HAL-see-uh n]         Happy, sunny, carefree.

INGENUE               [AN-zhuh-noo]         A naïve young woman.

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INGLENOOK          [ING-guh l-noo k]

A cozy spot beside a fire.

 

 

LABYRINTHINE      [lab-uh-RIN-theen]         Twisting and turning.

LILT                      [lilt]                                              To move musically.

LISSOME               [LIS-uh m]                             Slender and graceful.

MELLIFLUOUS        [muh-LIF-loo-uh s]        Sweet sounding, pleasing to the ear.

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PASTICHE             [pa-STEESH]

Artwork combining materials from various sources; hodgepodge.

 

 

PLETHORA            [PLETH-er-uh]             A large quantity.

QUIESCENT           [kwee-ES-uh nt]         Being still or quiet.

SCINTILLA             [sin-TIL-uh]                 A spark, or very small thing.

And not to be forgotten, for reasons explained in the novel IF NOT 4 U and Some Shoes: WHEREWITHAL      [HWAIR-with-awl]  The means with which to accomplish something..

To the many other slick wordsmiths out there: Are there other English-language-lovelies that Francie ought to insert in her vocabulary?

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