Words I’ve Never Used in a Poem


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Words I’ve Never Used in a Poem

Align
Benign
Confabulate
Denigrate
Enigma
Figment
Gentility
Hostility
Iamb (in a)
Jam
Khaki or
Lacky
Muzzle (maybe)
Nuzzle
Obsession
Puzzle
Quibble
Acquittal
Snug
Tug
Ubiquitous
Victorious
Wigwam
Xian
Yellow Jag
ZigZag

And I doubt if I will. But who knows.

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52 thoughts on “Words I’ve Never Used in a Poem

  1. Wigwam would be interesting. Well see.

    She wiggled, she wamed
    She wacked, she woed
    But found her wigwam too short
    To accommodate her toes

    Silly me! Thanks for the fun, Victoria! 🙂

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  2. quid says:

    This was a compelling list… gave me too many ideas! (If there is such a thing.) Great job with the prompt!

    quid

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  3. […] For today’s prompt, I’d like you to choose one (or more if it suits you) of these word to use it the title or theme of a poem. To see the words, you can link up to the poem at https://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2010/12/31/words-ive-never-used-in-a-poem/ […]

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  4. sbpoet says:

    I was so sure there would be at least one word there that I’ve used in a poem. But I don’t think there is!

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  5. Erin says:

    What a great list! Lots of fun. Who knows, though, these words might make it their mission to work their way into your future poems. :0)

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  6. Laurie Kolp says:

    Wow. very craetive idea! Love it!

    Happy New Year!

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  7. I love this! You got me thinking words, wonderful words, how they roll off the tongue and treat the imagination of senses. Nuzzle, nudge, glorious fudge; nibble, nobble, gleaning foam. Ooooh, what fun.
    Wishing you a very happy, prosperous and word-filled 2011

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  8. Cara Holman says:

    What a wonderful collection of words! They would make a great wordle.

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  9. pamela says:

    Excellent use of the prompt Victoria.
    Happy New Year.
    Pamela

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  10. b_y says:

    It would make an interesting wordle.
    You know, I’ve actually used confabulate.

    Cheers for the new year.

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  11. Nanka says:

    That was fun a great list of words that you are not too fond of 😀 and the words that do feature in your posts are impeccable!!

    A very Happy New Year to you!! …. and we have just ushered in the New Year here!!

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  12. Excellent! I keep an excel file with words, phrases and other poetry inspiring tidbits. I am always surprised at how one word I never thought of using sets an entire piece in motion. You should take the most obscure word from your list, make that the title and then write a poem about the word.
    I also want to send you many hugs and blessings for the New Year!
    Be well,

    Gio

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  13. Jingle says:

    what a fun creation.
    love the flow.
    Happy new year.

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  14. wayne says:

    nicely done…with a greath LIST of words

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  15. trisha says:

    I never even thought about pondering on the words i never used. 🙂

    wish you a marvelous new year and years to come. May God shower down every thing beautiful and good on you.

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  16. I love unusual words- and now you have used them once, so why not again?

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  17. 1sojournal says:

    As I read your list, several of those words jumped out at me and started whispering, tickling my ear, waving flags, demanding that I listen. Thank you, love it when that happens,

    Elizabeth

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  18. Kim Nelson says:

    This is just fun!

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  19. a great idea for a list poem!!!! (but now you HAVE used them in a poem. love the irony of that!)

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  20. What a fun read! This poem has great a beat and cadence even though it’s “just” a list of words. Great take on the prompt!

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  21. Pursewarden says:

    Doubt if I will either.

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  22. Well, seems to me you have used them all now in your LIST poem! Indeed.

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  23. debi says:

    I love this idea!
    Does it serve as a motivator to new horizons?

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  24. Madeleine says:

    Maybe I should cahllenge you to write a poem using *all* those words LOL! Or maybe you could set up a blogfest challenge? :O)

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  25. nan says:

    Fun use of prompt. Next challenge: these are a Wordle 🙂

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  26. vivinfrance says:

    I enjoyed them too. What do you have against them? Some of them are really interesting words.

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  27. Michelle Dee says:

    I love the word Enigma!

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  28. Bodhirose says:

    Hahaha! Really enjoyed reading all these words you’ve never used in a poem. Cute… 🙂

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  29. souldipper says:

    What fun. Now they’ll tempt you – 🙂

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