Today my boss asked me to call someone and "confront him." And she said it with no sense of irony whatsoever. I even looked at her incredulously and said, "You want ME to confront somebody?!"
I am, by definition, a milquetoast person. Milquetoast is one of those words I just despise. Why? Because it sounds like milk and toast, that's why! Two of the blandest foods in all the world. Milk and toast don't confront people, they just sit quietly and breed bacteria. I would like to be some spicy and flavorful word, like piquant or sapid.
But, alas, it is not to be. I'm stuck with milquetoast.
How about you? What's your descriptive word?