osculate ~ to kiss: a pretentious or facetious usage
puckish ~ impish or whimsical (Guess the back story on this one.)
undulant ~ rising and falling in waves OR having a wavy form, outline, or surface
wonky ~ shaky, feeble, unreliable
ennui ~ a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction: boredom
sedulous ~ involving or accomplished with careful perseverance; diligent in application or pursuit
embonpoint ~ plumpness of person (but not excessively overweight)
schwarmerei ~ excessive or unwholesome sentiment
rime ~ frost
potboiler ~ a usually inferior work--as of art or literature--produced chiefly for profit (The back story here is that it was either so overproduced or so inferior, or both, that its best use was for the fire under the soup pot.)
nepenthe ~ a potion used by the ancients to induce forgetfulness of pain or sorrow OR something capable of causing oblivion of grief or suffering
There are some words which I loathe as well, but I don't dignify them by recording them in a journal. I'll write a few here though: slacks, blouse, and cancer.
Which words do you love/hate?