100 Most Beautiful Words in English
My favorite brand-spanking-new-to-me word? Chatoyant: Like a cat's eye (not the shape, I discovered, after looking it up in the nearly foot-thick 1939 Websters, but changeable in hue or color, like a cat's eyes in the dark).
Here be a sampling of other lovely words:
Ebullience Bubbling enthusiasm.I'm tempted to try and use all 100 of them in WILLA.
Imbroglio An altercation or complicated situation.
Inglenook A cozy nook by the hearth.
Labyrinthine Twisting and turning.
Onomatopoeia A word that sounds like its meaning.
Serendipity Finding something nice while looking for something else.