Wilfred Funk, a noted lexicographer and dictionary publisher, suggests that the ten most impressive words in the English language. Note their illustrative value:
“Alone” – the bitterest word
“Mother” – the most revered word
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Walking unarmed across a wooded waste,
Two travelers heard a bear.
One scrambled up a tree with frenzied haste;
The other could but stare,
Too old and plump to climb; then, with no sound,
Lay flat against a boulder, face to ground.
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“Good news! Good news!” a fox exclaimed
To a rooster in a tree.
“There’s a new law! The King has said
No beast may strike another dead.
So, Friend, rejoice! Lift high your head
And come and dance with me!”
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The fox and stork were friends of old-
Or so they loved to think-
Until the beast prepared a feast
Of tempting food and drink,
And, laughing at a secret jest,
Asked stork to be his dinner guest.
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