I love words. When I was in high school, I once asked for and received a big, enormous OED for Christmas. I loved it. It was fun to browse just to look for fun, interesting words.
Are there words you hate? I've always disliked the word drawer. As in "chest of drawers." I think I dislike it because it's really pronounced "droor," but if you say it the way it is spelled, as in "draw-er," you will sound like a backwoods hick.
The words moist and panties both make me cringe. The word pantyhose sends chills down my spine, but I'm not certain if that's because I always HATED wearing them, or just because it has the word panty as part of it. I do not wear panties. I wear underwear. I think I may be softening towards the word moist because sometimes, especially when describing baked goods or cooking, there's just no better word to use.
My other least favorites? Rural. It's just too hard to say. Literally - this annoys me just because of it's mis/overuse. (No, you did not "literally" die when she said that to you, as you are now talking to me.)
My favorite words? I must have a thing for the "u" sound. Nuance and Innuendo I have always loved. They just sound so nice coming off the tongue. Muliebrity is another one I must have found on my dictionary journey days. It means "womanhood" or "the condition of being a woman." Glabella is the part of your forehead right between your eyebrows.
What about you - what are your favorite/least favorite words?