The Bernard Pivot list, part 1

In case you're not an "Inside The Actors Studio" fan: each interview with an actor ends with host James Lipton giving a questionnaire originally created by French TV host Bernard Pivot. There are ten questions, so we'll have ten lists with your answers. I hope you all participate. This should be FUN!
  1. What's your favorite word?
    Mine: Ephimerous.
  2. Soporific
    Tending to induce drowsiness or sleep. As in the way I talk makes people soporific
    Suggested by   @karlalucia
  3. tmesis
    Because it starts in an improbable way, and because someone decided we need this word
    Suggested by   @wordytime
  4. Mesmerizing
    Suggested by   @solena
  5. Kerfuffle - a fuss or a commotion
    It's fun to say
    Suggested by   @jennifergster
  6. Today
    Suggested by   @angela3950
  7. Serene
    Suggested by   @HikerGirl60
  8. Onomatopoeia
    Suggested by   @Diplomatic_diva
  9. TRANQUILITY
    Suggested by   @cvlop61
  10. Iridescent
    Suggested by   @jhope71
  11. Dreamt
    Only word to end in MT
    Suggested by   @rachelanne
  12. ephemeral
    things end, basically.
    Suggested by   @catharuin
  13. Pareidolia
    Seeing faces and images in clouds, granite counters, dark spots inside fruits, puddles in concrete, and grilled cheese sandwiches. It's a favorite hobby of mine; I've taken hundreds of photos! The driveway monkey-monster has been appearing on a neighbor's driveway for nine years. The first photo I took is much better; this recent one has the eyes joined.
    Suggested by   @Dashelamet