So here, in no particular order, is a partial list of My Favorite Words, to be expanded whenever he wakes up.
Morsel -- A tiny piece of something, most often food. Our cat, Tinsel, also answers to this word (as well as stencil, gristle, pencil, utensil, and a host of other "-il/-el" words).
Tidbit -- Can be used interchangeably with "morsel", except that it does not always connote food and Tinsel does not respond to it. A downright cute word.
Frock -- Any type of clothing item. Call it a frock and it suddenly improves. Well, at least I think it does.
Troller -- A shortened version of "TV remote control -ler", presumably coined at our house. Obviously, not a real word, but one that I've accidentally uttered in civilized conversation.
Bucolic -- Conjures up images of peaceful, rolling hills. Pastoral, shepherdy, even. A fun word to throw into a conversation.
Plethora -- A lot of something; as in "veritable plethora". Opposite of "paucity".
If you are so inclined (as opposed to RE-clined, like my spouse), my challenge to you is to list your own favorite words. Thinking about this topic may make you more aware of the vocabulary you use.
Or, it may cure you of insomnia.