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I like words. I always have had a fascination with a few of them. No, I’m not an etymologist. No, I’m not a word smith (although I would love to be). But, there are just a few words in the English language that stand out to me.
Well, now, a third that I’ve wanted to write about for ages is…
Dictionary Definition: to come out gradually in drops, as sweat, through pores or small openings; ooze out
I like that: “ooze out.”
“Ex” as in exit–it leaves, it is there for all to see. When you say exude, you elongate the “u”…ex-zoooooooooooo-de. Therefore, as you say it, you really do get the visual of oozing out.
I use this all the time as an exaggeration, “He just exudes sarcasm.” “This movie just exudes cliches.”
As I’ve mentioned in all 3 of these word posts, I like the sound of words as well. That’s what typically gets me hooked.