Tasty Words: Verbs

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Tasty Words:  Verbs
by Alan Carl Nicoll

Copyright (c) 2018 by Alan Carl Nicoll
All Rights Reserved

I can’t explain what “tasty words” are or say what they’re good for, if anything.  These are words that I found “tasty,” in meaning, sound, or printed appearance.  Take a look, and think about how this list might be useful to you.  Sometimes I find it interesting, for a while, to simply and casually read the list.  So far, nothing productive has come of this except one poem, but I think it might stimulate more poems if I give it a chance.

Here’s a link to a five-column PDF version (which omits this introduction) for convenient printing and viewing.

A few of these words may be non-standard, coinages, or normally part of a phrase.  There’s not much slang, alas, which reflects the dictionary I used to compile this list.  I’d appreciate being informed of errors in spelling, etc.  I notice that some nouns have crept in…  At least one more list to follow.  The PDF doesn’t include this introduction.

abhor
abominate
abscond
addle
amble
ambush
bamboozle
beard
befuddle
begrudge
bellyache
besmirch
bilk
blabber
blaspheme
blather
blither
bloat
blub
bludgeon
bluster
bode
boggle
bonk
boogie
bray
bristle
bulldoze
bumble
burble
burgeon
cackle
cadge
cajole
canoodle
capsize
catcall
caterwaul
cavort
cheesed off (Br.)
cherry-pick
chivvy
chortle
chuck
chuckle
clamber
clamor
clangor
curb-crawling
dabble
dawdle
diddle
dilly-dally
dissect
dither
dodder
dog
doghouse
doldrum
dollop
doodle
dote
doublespeak
doublethink
downshift
drawl
dribble
drip-feed
drizzle
drool
dumbfound
eavesdrop
ebb
ensconce
eschew
eyeball
faze
festoon
flabbergast
flak
flounce
fluster
foist
foment
frazzle
fret
frig
frizz
frogmarch
frolic
froth
fumble
gabble
galumph
gape
garble
gaslight
gawk
geek
gibber
glut
goad
grapple
gobble
goggle
grimace
grub
guffaw
headbutt
hobble
hobnob
holler
hoodwink
hoof
hunker
immolate
intone
inveigh
inveigle
invoke
irk
jabber
jangle
jawbone
jeer
jiggle
jink
joggle
judder
juggle
jump-start
kickstart
kneecap
kowtow
lampoon
laze
loll
lollop
maraud
meddle
miscast
mishit
mollycoddle
morph
molder
mulct
munch
muse
mutilate
mutter
mystify
natter
neigh
nest
nestle
nettle
nicker
niggle
nimble
nudge
nuzzle
obfuscate
ogle
oink
opt
oust
outclass
overact
paddle
parrot
pelt
perch
perplex
pester
pettifog
phoebe (out)
pickle
pigeonhole
piggybank
pilfer
pinball
pinch
ping-pong
plague
plaster
pluck
plunk
pock
pounce
pout
prance
prate
prattle
prod
projectile vomit
prowl
psych
pucker
pule
pummel
purge
purr
pussyfoot
quaff
quash
quaver
quell
quench
quiver
rabble
railroad
ramble
rankle
ransack
rant
rasp
rave
ream
reckon
recoil
reek
relish
retch
riffle
rile
roost
rubberneck
ruffle
rummage
rut
sandblast
sashay
saunter
scamper
scandalize
scoff
scold
scorch
scrabble
scram
scrawl
screech
scribble
scrimp
scrounge
scrunch
scud
scupper
scurry
scuttle
sear
seep
seethe
seize
shilly-shally
shimmy
shirk
shriek
shrivel
shrug
shudder
shuffle
sidle
simmer
simper
singe
sizzle
skate
skedaddle
skewer
skimp
skirl
skirmish
skitter
skulk
skyrocket
slag off (Br.)
slam
slash
slather
slaughter
slaver
slice
slink
slither
slobber
slog
slop
slosh
slouch
slow cook
slurp
smash
smear
smirch
smooch
smother
smolder
smudge
snarl
sneak
sneer
snicker
sniffle
snipe
snivel
snooker
snoop
snooze
sore
snort
snub
snuff
snuffle
snuggle
soar
sob
soft-soap
soothe
spank
spatter
spawn
speckle
spew
splatter
splay
splinter
splosh
splurge
splutter
sponge
spoon-feed
spread-eagle
sprinkle
sprint
spritz
spurn
spurt
sputter
squander
squash
squawk
squeak
squeal
squelch
squint
squirm
squirt
squish
stagger
stammer
stave
steamroll
sterilize
stew
stifle
sting
stipple
stomp
stoop
straddle
strafe
straggle
strangle
stray
strew
stride
stroll
struggle
strum
strut
stub
stultify
stumble
stump
stun
stupefy
stutter
stymie
succumb
suck
sunbathe
swagger
swindle
swipe
swirl
swish
takeaway
tamp
tamper
tantalize
tattle
taunt
teeter
thrash
throb
throttle
thrum
thwack
thwart
tinker
tinkle
tiptoe
titillate
toddle
topple
totter
tousle
traipse
trample
transfix
trawl
tremble
trickle
troll
troop
trounce
trudge
trundle
tumble
tussle
tweak
twiddle
twine
twinkle
twirl
twist
twitter
typecast
usurp
vacillate
vamoose
vaporize
veer
veil
venerate
veto
vex
vilify
waddle
waffle
waft
waggle
wail
wallop
wallow
wander
wane
wangle
warble
warp
waver
waylay
wean
wedge
weld
welter
wend
whack
wham
whap
wheedle
wheeze
whet
whimper
whine
whinny
whipsaw
whirl
whirr
whisk
whisper
whistle
whittle
whizz
whomp
whoop
whoosh
whop
wield
wiggle
wilt
wince
wink
winkle
winnow
wisecrack
wither
wobble
womanize
woof
wound
wrangle
wreak
wreathe
wrench
wrestle
wriggle
wring
wrinkle
writhe
yak
yammer
yap
yawn
yawp
yearn
yell
yelp
yield
yodel
yowl
yo-yo
zap
zing
zip
zonk
zoom

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