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Top Five Tuesday – Words Used In Reviews Part Three #TopFive #Words #Etymology #Reviewing #Reading #Blogging #Books #Writing

Welcome to another word based #TopFiveTuesday. Both my previous lists have been immensely popular and it is my pleasure to be posting another one today. I have a great list for you today. Most of them are kind of negative (bordering on evil) but they are fun to use in reviews. Talking about words is one of my favourite things to do as a blogger and I am not going to stop any time soon. I hope everyone enjoys the list and please let me know of any great words you tend to use/see in reviews.

Top Five Words Used In Reviews Part Three


A similarity between like features of two things, on which a comparison may be based; similarity or comparability; Biology. An analogous relationship. I use analogy a lot as it is used abundantly in Non-Fiction. There are some genius analogies out there if you can find them. I wish I was better at using them myself but I don’t feel creative enough to pull it off. A great author who is a master of the analogy is Tim James who authored Elemental. That is an incredibly interesting read!


Fully occupying the mind or attention; absorbing. Short and sweet! I tend to use engrossing quite a bit because I find it easy to get lost in a book when it is hitting all the right notes. Getting sucked into a book is great at the best of times but at the end of a hard day or when there are tough times a’happening, it means the world.


Lacking in frankness, candor, or sincerity; falsely or hypocritically ingenuous; insincere. I hate fake people (who doesn’t) and I love using big words so this one is perfect. You get a lot of fictional characters who’s actions can be read multiple ways so I get to use Disingenuous quite a bit when reviewing novels. I do enjoy a good story where a good person is actually the devil! Do you?


Extremely wicked or villainous; iniquitous. Another word with a bite size meaning. This comes about when a character is not just pure evil but next level villainous and has shown all the time and effort that goes with it. Iniquitous (grossly unfair and morally wrong) is great word to use when trying to be cocky and smart at the same time!


Deceitfulness in speech or conduct, as by speaking or acting in two different ways to different people concerning the same matter; double-dealing. An act or instance of such deceitfulness. Law. the act or fact of including two or more offences in one count, or charge, as part of an indictment, thus violating the requirement that each count contain only a single offence. I love this word as it is a posh word for two-faced. It allows you another way to tell two-faced people that they are untrustworthy while also sounding incredibly smart at the same time! Plenty of novels have duplicitous individuals in the shadows so this word comes in handy quite a bit 😀

As always, thank you for gracing this blog with your presence! I appreciate every single person who pops in to check out what I am serving up in each post and it is a pleasure to chat to you all in the comments. As long as people keep enjoying these words posts, I will keep them coming as I have more and more words to share. I get such a great response every time and it feels good. Please let me know what you thought and share a word you like to use in general while you are there. Happy reading everyone!


2 thoughts on “Top Five Tuesday – Words Used In Reviews Part Three #TopFive #Words #Etymology #Reviewing #Reading #Blogging #Books #Writing

  1. I really like this! I’ve found myself using “enigmatic” quite a lot recently! I think I go through phases with words – I’ll find one I like, and then put it in every review until a new flavour of the month pops up!

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