I stumbled upon this word post on one of my favorite blogs which listed the 100 most beautiful words in the English language. I choose my favorites off the list and re-posted them below. As a journalism student (both in college and hailing from two journalistic parents), I have grown to realize the importance of words and have also developed a pretty unhealthy obsession with scrabble. That being said, refresh your vocabulary with some of the words below and feel free to leave a comment with a favorite of your own.
Beautiful Words in the English Language
Bungalow A small, cozy cottage.
Dalliance A brief love affair.
Dulcet Sweet, sugary.
Ebullience Bubbling enthusiasm.
Elixir A good potion.
Eloquence Beauty and persuasion in speech.
Epiphany A sudden revelation.
Harbinger Messenger with news of the future.
Leisure Free time.
Lilt To move musically or lively.
Love Deep affection.
Onomatopoeia A word that sounds like its meaning.
Plethora A large quantity.
Ratatouille A spicy French stew.
Ripple A very small wave.
Scintilla A spark or very small thing.
Serendipity Finding something nice while looking for something else.
Sumptuous Lush, luxurious.
Surreptitious Secretive, sneaky.
Talisman A good luck charm.
Umbrella Protection from sun or rain.