Indulgence is the first of the words which I remember being obsessed about. There is something to the sound of it and more importantly the essence of it. It still is really special – Just to say it slowly, and passionately!
Other words in my favorite list:
cliche :used it until it became what it means. Now stick to using it when necessary only
highfalutin: I remember the first time I read this was in Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf. And ever since then, if none of the other fascist ideas,I have been using this word quite effectively.
diaspora: Well the current Diaspora* which I keep talking about did not introduce me to the term 🙂 I think because it is a favorite word that I got hooked on to Diaspora* as well.
jargon: It is more to do with the phonetics of the word. To say it gives a nice sensation in the mouth (no, I’m not crazy, just try it out!)
commandante: Spanish word, from a farewell song to Che Guevara. Admire the the man, love the song, and hence the word
chauvinism : Certainly for phonetic reasons only!
There must be tens more. For now, the current word is phantasmagoria . Although very poor sounding phonetically, like sapiosexual it is an experience revelatory term. So just love it.