Definition: Balter; (Pronounced: 'bal-ter); Middle English; verb
1. To dance artlessly, without particular grace or skill but usually with enjoyment.
Why I love this word:
I was in ballet when I was younger (like every other girl on the planet) and I was in Show Choir throughout high school. So dancing has always been my way of just letting go and literally putting my mind elsewhere. But now that I attend college and am practically a full time writer, I spend most of my days in front of the computer and not in a dance room. But that hasn't stopped me from dancing. Yes, I am one of those people who put my desktop music incredibly loud and I dance around in my boy shorts. No shame here. I dance whenever I need a break, whenever a really good song surprises me on my playlist, whenever I'm incredibly sad, and whenever I am so happy I can't contain myself. Dancing and music is there for you for every emotion. And you don't even have to be a good dancer to express yourself. That's the beauty of this word.
Also, because nothing is better than Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Fassbender dancing together at the Golden Globes.
Photograph from 2014 Golden Globes After Party found on Yahoo