What is your favorite word? Why is it so significant to you? How often do you use it?
Ardent is my favorite word. Though I do go back and forth with a few other top contenders. I actually don't use the word often, it's too special for daily usage and carries so much impact that it must be used sparingly or it loses meaning.
I love the word so much that I named a fanfic that is very special to me, 'Ardor', which in simple aspects is the noun to Ardent's adjective.
There is also the word, Ardently, which birthed my passionate attachment to the word Ardent. It began with my first read of Pride and Prejudice, (a life-changing event for me at 12), and with reading this part of the 'reluctant' speech from Mr. Darcy, "You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you." I had to look up that word because I'd never noticed it before, and so began vigorous reading of the dictionary and thesaurus for fun shortly after, along with all the other Jane Austen novels. Guess who wanted to spend their days writing romance novels after that? Me.
And oh, later that year, or the following, watching the BBC miniseries and falling in love with Colin Firth. *sigh*
What's so great about this being the question of the day on livejournal, is that today this word was chosen from my Favorite Words prompts list
, -a coincidence or something more?