Esperer (means "to hope" in French)
Dirge (and we sang dirges in the dark the day the music died...)
AMERICA (because America)
All of those except staccato and sofa are woody words.
GONE. Yes, a rather woody word...
My favorite word is ganked. It's not even a real word. It's slang meaning "To be killed without mercy". I just loved the word after Egoraptor said it in that one Game Grumps episode when the cop shot him in Chulip. It's just fun to say.
You said sword. Swords are sharp. I'm sure Gummy would understand what I'm getting at...
Stocatto is a musical term. It means you hit a note without holding it for its full value. Basically, it is a very quick note. And light. Sort of like, I dunno... Comparing a gun shot to an explosion? I have a hard time explaining it to non-musical people.