It seems as if most inhabitants of Blogworld have pet words and thanks for all the extra suggestions - a sample of which I give you below:-
From Brad Gorilla in Seattle - "peon"
From Muddy Boots in my homeland (East Yorkshire) - "barmpot" (There are plenty in Bridlington!)
From "but why?" - lascivious" and "kumquat" and please don't apologise for imports as the English language is forever opening its doors to new words - hence "bungalow" (Hindi) and kayak (Inuit) for example.
From Anonymous - "discombobulated" (meaning utterly confused)
From Jennyta - "ululating" - as in the sentence "Keith was on guard while Jennyta was ululating behind the hedge."
From the Goddess of Clarity in New York - Of course - "clarity"!
From the delectable Mutterings and Meanderings in northeastern England - one of my favourites - "malarkey"... sometimes written as "mularkey"
From MOPSA in the south west of this sceptred isle - "oodles"...
Words. Lovely aren't they? Like fresh clay waiting to be moulded into beautiful artefacts or into weapons we can hurl at our enemies. Any more words?