''Avoid Frankenwords, obese words, and words pretending to be something They 're not" warns an article on Grammar and Usage which I happened to read last night.
It made to think and search a lot about Frankenwords. They are the words stitched awkwardly together to create something of a monstrous, ugly, frightening mess.
We should stay away from words with a Armageddon or Apocalypse as a suffix- as in sale -ageddon or snow -pocalypse. And words like these :
* Listicle, charticle, farticle
Also avoid words that have additives. Many of them have -ize or -ism or -istic fused to the end of them. Finally , run as far as you can from words pretending to be something they are not, particularly nouns masquerading as verbs or gerunds (workshopping, journaling, leverage, incentivize, bucketize ) and also verbs or gerunds masquerading as nouns.
Among these I use and like the word "Listicle" at many places. Here on wards I need to be careful and remember not to put it in use.
What's the word among these which You use ? Do share it in the comments.