'Ff'lo (fflo) wrote,

10 words looked up a lot last year

Based on online lookups, the #1 Word of the Year for 2005 at Merriam-Webster Online was:

1. integrity

Rounding out the Top Ten:

2. refugee
3. contempt
4. filibuster
5. insipid
6. tsunami
7. pandemic
8. conclave
9. levee
10. inept

"Integrity" resonated with me a bunch this past year, as some of you know. I know someone for whom "contempt" has had a lot of significance, too. #5 and #10, no doubt, had to do with someone whose cronies neglected the #9s and tried to end the right of the opposition to #4.
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