I'm compiling a list of amazing words for a little project I'm working on, and I'm looking for additions. I have lots of nouns, so other parts of speech are more than welcomed! What are your favorite words (with definition)? Why? Is there a story behind why they're your favorites?
My top two favorites are:
Gestalt—the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. [I learned this concept in college and fell in love with it immediately].
Schadenfreude—Pleasure derived from the misfortune of others [Seriously, it's probably a little unhealthy how much this applies in my life].