Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Word Power



Sometimes you come across a word that is really fun but hard to say. Andy introduced this word to me. I had never heard it used in a sentance or a spelling bee. Have you? I rather like saying it though, it makes you sound smart and sophisticated.

The word is ac·cou·tre·ment
Variant(s): or ac·cou·ter·ment \ə-ˈkü-trə-mənt, -ˈkü-tər-mənt\
Function: noun; Date: 1549
1 a: equipment , trappings ; specifically : a soldier's outfit usually not including clothes and weapons —usually used in plural b: an accessory item of clothing or equipment —usually used in plural
2archaic : the act of accoutring
3: an identifying and often superficial characteristic or device —usually used in plural

I am a visual person, so here is a lamp with said accouterments on it. The adornments aka accouterments really dress it up don't they?

What fun new words have you found lately?
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