101 words of awesome

Jack and I on the first day at Heywire

So this is less of a post and more of a reference material. The other night in the wee early hours Jack Piggott and I sat down to write a list of 101 awesome words. It turned into two complete lists, such was the quantity of awesome. I’m going to set up the list as a page so it’ll be a permanent fixture.


Speaking of permanent fixtures- we’ve now got an ask box. I’ve had a couple of people tell me we should do that survey thing again- it was fun, good stuff happened. I don’t think I can throw a heap of questions at you every couple of months but we can keep that participation going. So go on- ask me something.  


Without further adieu here are my 101 words for you to drop into conversations. Enjoy.
1. Pagoda
2. Kumquat
3. Yoicks
4. Fondle
5. Discombobulate
6. Totalitarianism
7. Disembowelled
8. Keelhauled
9. Crump
10. Parapet
11. Zloty
12. Exquisite
13. Marooned
14. Ecstatic
15. Quell
16. Exude
17. Tumbler
18. Tintinnabulation
19. Infinity
20. Vestibule
21. Articulate
22. Plosive
23. Pinnacle
24. Spoon
25. Opaque
26. Cornea
27. Bivouacked
28. Arachnid
29. Gobbledegook
30. Specific
31. Bastardise
32. Doppelganger
33. Fascinator
34. Fornicate
35. Fallacious
36. Random
37. Solemn
38. Glee
39. Effeminate
40. Dandy
41. Quote
42. Xenophobe
43. Zest
44. Pith
45. Onomatopoeia
46. Circumlocution
47. Brassiere
48. Rectory
49. Brasserie
50. Indicative
51. Misconstrued
52. Voyeurism
53. Quintessential
54. Repertoire
55. Grope
56. Cliché
57. Folly
58. Conquer
59. Foster
60. Tenacious
61. Limerick
62. Glean
63. Velocity
64. Glockenspiel
65. Assonance
66. Forthwith
67. Conniption
68. Palindrome
69. Poignant
70. Centrifuge
71. Nifty
72. Arabesque
73. Mystic
74. Cacophony
75. Alopecia
76. Opine
77. Plethora
78. Alphabet
79. Affectation
80. Forsooth
81. Thus
82. Noir
83. Fezzed
84. Catholicism
85. Allele
86. Masochist
87. Chump
88. Normality
89. Distain
90. Stifle
91. Narcissism
92. Epitaph
93. Ludicrous
94. Zygote
95. Void
96. Buggery
97. Improbability
98. Ventilation
99. Inexplicable
100. Humbug
101. Pantaloon

Further reading

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I spent the first minutes of 2018 on the beach. I’ve never actually spent New Year