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:
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.
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.
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.
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?