100 Most Beautiful Words in English

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

From Aestivate ("to summer") to Wherewithal ("means"), alphaDicitonary shares their 100 Most Beautiful Words in English.

Unfortunately they don't share their criterion for choosing those words; fortunately, it's not too difficult to see the beauty in many of them.

Who could resist the allure of ailurophile?

Ailurophile Noun
Pronunciation: uh-lur-uh-fail
An ailurophile is a cat-lover, a fancier of cats—nothing more, pure and simple.

HT to Tyler Cowen